Sandwich Looks at Finances and Capital Projects

SANDWICH –Members of Sandwich’s finance and capital improvement/planning committees updated selectmen recently on the state of the town’s finances.

The workshop was organized by town officials to examine how Sandwich reached financial decisions in the past and what’s needed in long-range capital projects.

“I thought it would be a good thing to have a workshop on capital issues to think about what our priorities our on capital projects and how we’re going to fund them,” said Selectmen Chair Susan James.

During a slide presentation titled, “Sandwich: Our Town, Our Reality”, the focus was on how the town ranks among other South Shore communities when it comes to finances and demographics.

They also discussed projects that have and have not been tackled, how to deal with debt and what the town needs to plan.

“We’re masters at getting by with what we have, so we’re not complaining about what we have, but there’s obvious needs and things that are needed,” said Town Manager Bud Dunham.

“We’re a town, we’re going to be here, long after we’re gone, hopefully generations and generations. We’re supposed to take care of those needs.”

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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