Briefs: Proposed budget ready, next court date set

  • Mayor Ann Thane announced yesterday that her  proposed budget for 2014-2015 is complete and will be submitted to the city clerk today. According to Thane, the budget is balanced and keeps property tax increases below the 2% cap.
  • The next chapter in the dispute between  Mayor Ann Thane and the five city aldermen over a contract for golf pro Joe Merendo will unfold at 9 a.m. Wednesday in State Supreme Court. Judge Joseph M. Sise said he set the date after conferring with both attorneys, Paul Goldman for Thane and Michael Brockbank for the aldermen.