ORLAND, Maine — Two meetings will be held in Orland on Jan. 10 to create a six-month budget as the community prepares to switch to a new fiscal timeline as well as to discuss the future of the Orland Consolidated School building.
Beginning this summer, Orland officials will switch to a fiscal year budget that runs from July 1 to June 30 rather than the current calendar year budget, which runs from January through December.
So at 7 p.m. Jan. 10, a town meeting will be held where residents will vote on a six-month budget that began Jan. 1 and ends June 30. Tax bills for that period will go out this month and are due by March 31.
Orland town clerk Connie Brown said the six-month spending plan is intended to be a “bare bones” budget to keep the town operating until the new fiscal year begins. Allocations to nonprofit organizations, the county tax and contributions to the town’s capital reserve will be included in the FY2012-13 budget that begins in July.
Taxes for the fiscal year budget will be due on Sept. 30, 2012, and on March 31, 2013.
Before the town meeting, at 6 p.m., the Orland Properties Development Committee will hold a public forum to discuss the committee’s work on future uses of the Orland Consolidated School building.
Both meetings will be held at the school.