Block Island Times

Land keeping a close eye on town budget

At the Town Council meeting on Jan. 15, Finance Director Amy Land gave a brief but succinct account of how the town’s finances are shaping up mid-way through the fiscal year. 
“We need to be very conservative,” said Land at that meeting, referencing the outlook for the next six to 18 months.
Land said that, coming off a strong summer season, building permits and various fees that come through the town clerk’s office were trending downward, and there are some long-term employee absences — positions that need to be filled with

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