WATERVILLE — The City Council and Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers at the Center to discuss the process for developing proposed budgets for 2015-16.

The joint budget meeting of the school board and council is required by city charter.

“It’s still really early for both the city and school board numbers to be in final form,” City Manager Michael Roy said Monday of the meeting. “It will be an introduction to the budget process and an opportunity for the school board and the City Council members to ask questions about the process itself. There are still a lot of unanswered questions. State revenue sharing is still a big, open question as to how that ends up with the Legislature.”

Another unknown is how much the schools will get in state subsidy.

Eric Haley, superintendent of Alternative Organizational Structure 92, which includes Waterville, Winslow and Vassalboro, said Monday that Waterville school board members and councilors on Tuesday will discuss what their needs are and how they can work together to develop a budget that maintains services and quality schools.

Roy said city budget workshops will be held on Tuesdays through the spring, all at 6 p.m.

On March 24, councilors will review proposed assessing, city clerk, finance, debt service and administration budgets; on March 31, information technology, health and welfare, planning, code enforcement, economic development and fire department budgets; April 14, library, police, airport and outside agencies; and April 28, parks and recreation, public works, human resources, school department, capital improvement and revenues.

At 7 p.m. May 5, councilors are scheduled to take a first vote on the proposed 2015-16 budget. A budget review is tentatively scheduled for May 12. The second and final votes are scheduled to be taken on the budget May 19.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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Twitter: @AmyCalder17


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