Override Information 2018


The Office of the Town Manager


Please see the ballot question language below for a Proposition 2 1/2 Override.

For more information on the override, please see documents on the supporting page in the menu or click here.

At their meeting on February 27, 2018 the Board of Selectmen voted 5-0 to request a $4.15 million Override to be on the ballot as Question 1 of the local election scheduled for April 3, 2018 as follows:


Question 1:        Shall the Town of Reading be allowed to assess an additional $4.15 million in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of the general operation of the Public Schools for Classroom Teachers ($1,802,484); Teaching, Learning and Classroom Support ($821,429); and Athletics ($31,056); for 5 Police Officers and 4 Firefighter/paramedics ($1,050,311); for General Government including Public Works, Finance, Technology, Human/Elder Services and Inspections ($317,391); and for increased hours and staffing for the Public Library ($127,329) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018?


Yes ____ No ____