MELROSE — The aldermen could decide as early as June 25 whether to put a $2.25 million Proposition 2 1/2 override question on the November 3 city election ballot.
The board has a regular meeting scheduled Monday night, and its Appropriations Committee — which is dealing with the override ballot question — meets next Thursday. A special aldermen’s meeting is slated for Thursday, June 25, at which time they are expected to vote on the city’s fiscal year 2016 operating budget. Both the ballot question and budget could be voted on at that meeting.
In just about all cases a community’s legislature — in Melrose’s case, the aldermen — does not block an override request from going onto an election ballot.
Mayor Robert J. Dolan is seeking the override of Proposition 2 1/2 — which he says would mean about $240 more a year in taxes for the average residential property owner — so more educators and police can be hired.