The Town of Brunswick operates on a budget for the fiscal year from July 1 to June 30. In accordance with the Charter of the Town of Brunswick, the Town Manager is required to annually submit a budget to the Town Council by May 1. At least ten days prior to adoption, the Town Council is required to hold a public hearing on the proposed budget, and must then adopt a finalized budget by June 15. The budget constitutes the appropriations to the several departments, offices and other purposes specified therein. The budget adopted by the Town Council also identifies the basis for the property tax rate.
Work on the 2021-22 budget has begun, and the calendar of meetings and deadlines can be found here.
The Town Manager's proposed budget, presented to the Town Council on April 5, 2021:
The School Department's budget request, presented to the Town Council on April 15, 2021:
Following are the budget presentations to date:
Manager’s budget presentations from previous years, and certain department presentations can be found on the Selected Financial Presentations page.
Adopted Municipal Budget Documents
The Town’s most recent adopted budget documents can be viewed by selecting one of the links below. These documents represent the full Brunswick budgets, but only contain details pertaining to the municipal services portion of the budget. Information and copies of the latest educational services budget are available on the Brunswick School Department website.
The budgets are presented for archival purposes only. They reflect information at the time they were prepared and only for the period indicated. Readers are cautioned that the financial condition of the Town will have changed, perhaps materially, from that presented in these documents. Readers are also advised that this budget information is presented on a basis that differs from that of the financial statements presented in the Town’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs).
A reconciliation of the budget basis with the basis used for financial reporting is provided in the CAFRs. Those seeking more recent, or additional, financial information should call the Finance Department at 207-725-6652.