Middlesex Budget Almost Wrapped Up

Middlesex County residents can expect a $36 million fiscal year 2025 budget announcement to be forthcoming from the Board of Supervisors. This budget, without any tax increase, allocates funds for a 3% cost of living adjustment for county employees. The unexpected news of $749,000 in state funds for Middlesex schools prompted adjustments, including a 3% raise for all school employees and coverage for a health insurance increase. The proposed county budget also includes provisions for hiring new deputies, a dispatcher, and an assistant commonwealth’s attorney. With careful financial planning, the budget remains balanced without tapping into the fund balance.