The Town of Goffstown is a Municipal Budget Act (RSA 32) community and follows an SB2 form of government. The town operates on January 1st through December 31st budget cycle. The budget preparation is as follows:
Department Heads submit capital improvement requests to the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Committee. The CIP Committee begins the process of evaluating all requests to ensure Master Plan priorities are met and that the health, safety and welfare needs of the Town are considered and addressed.
Department Heads begin to prepare their proposed budget for the following calendar year.
Proposed department budgets are submitted to Administration and Finance. The CIP Committee concludes their evaluation of capital improvement requests and provides a report and recommendation to the Planning Board for approval.
Proposed department budgets are distributed to the Board of Selectmen and Budget Committee. Selectmen begin their budget reviews with Department Heads.
2013 Department Head Proposed Budget
2013 Department Head Presentations to the Board of Selectmen
Police Department (9/17/12)
Public Works Department (9/24/12)
Administration Department (10/1/12)
Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Committee
Selectmen make their budget recommendations to the Budget Committee.
2013 Selectmen's Proposed Budget to Budget Committee
The Budget Committee conducts their public hearing on proposed budget and all appropriation warrant articles.
Posting of the 2013 Town Warrant
Deliberative session of town meeting.
Elections and voting by ballot on town warrant.