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Town may consider seeking a tax-limit override

Town Meeting voters in Norwood passed a $187 million budget during its five nights of meeting last month, but some say more money is needed by way of a tax-limit override.

General Manager Tony Mazzucco said the approved budget included about $45 million for the schools, $35 million for town operations, and $40 million in shared costs, with the rest for water, sewer, and the light department.

He said the budget was approximately a 1 percent increase over the current year’s and was at the levy limit. It will be up to voters to decide what level of services they want, he said, adding that a Budget Balancing Committee is examining the financial picture.

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He said an override would need to be approved at the ballot box if it passes at Town Meeting, most likely a spring annual Town Meeting rather than a fall special Town Meeting.

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In other Town Meeting business, voters approved a solar energy project with the MBTA, an article to allow selectmen to regulate off-site parking lots (such as secondary storage car dealership lots), and $650,000 for a new fire engine, according to Mazzucco.

Town Meeting began on May 14 and wrapped up May 31.

Jean Lang can be reached at jeanmcmillanlang@gmail.com.