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Borg presents first draft of FY22 budget

NORTH ATTLEBORO - There's still some work to do on the town budget for fiscal year 2022.

The $99.5 million budget presented to the town council Monday night during the board's virtual meeting represents an increase of $3.9 million dollars over this year’s budget. A preliminary budget does not have to be balanced, so there is a shortfall of $1.8 million.

Town Manager Michael Borg presented the budget per the town charter, which requires a first draft be given to the council by mid-February.

Borg’s presentation disclosed that Police Chief John Reilly will be retiring in June. The 53-year-old Reilly has been a part of the North Attleboro police department for 33-years, starting as a dispatcher.

Monday night’s council committee meeting can be seen in its entirety on North TV’s Government Channel: Comcast channel 98 and Verizon channel 23. Go to the schedule page of northtv.net for times.

The meeting can also be streamed to watch at any time on any device by becoming a North TV Insider, a free service to North Attleboro and Plainville cable subscribers.

Click below to stream highlights of Borg's budget presentation.