Town of Wales

Finance Committee

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Chair:Roy Lainson
Address:3 Hollow Road, Wales, MA 01081
General:(413) 245-7571 x100
Fax:(413) 245-3261
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2nd Thurs. of month, 7:00pm

at the Town Hall

The Finance Committee is actively looking for one additional member. If you have an interest in joining the Finance Committee, please stop in at one of our monthly meetings or send a Letter of Interest to the Board of Selectmen.


FY16 Budget Planning Documents


Nov 25, 2014 Budget Letter to Departments, Boards and Committees

FY16 Budget Planning Schedule

FY16 Budget Request Form (Excel) (PDF)


Important Dates for FY16


 Nov 25, 2014 - FinCom sends out FY16 budget request letter & budget forms

Jan 7, 2015 - FY15 Budget Requests must be submitted to FinCom

Jan/Feb/March - FinCom reviews Requested Budgets with town Departments, Boards & Committees

April 9, 2015 - Joint review of Proposed  FY16 Budget with BOS / Financial Mgmt Team

May 12, 2015 - Public Hearing on the Proposed FY16 Budget (Location: Town Hall)

May 20, 2015 - Annual Town Meeting


Finance Committee Members


Roy Lainson, Chair

Valerie Bernier, Secretary

Bill Darnley, Member


Other Information


If you would like to be placed on the agenda, please send a message to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or send a request through the Town Clerk.


Forms for use by Department Heads & Board and Committee Chairs


Submit a request for reserve funding beyond budgeted amount:

Reserve Request Form


For intra-departmental transfers between accounts. Completed forms should be submitted to the Town Accountant.

Deparmental Transfer Form

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