Mayor and city council members at odds over the Greenfield’s budget

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Greenfield Mayor William Martin doesn’t agree with the budget cuts recommended by two City Councilors. 

Greenfield City Councilors Brickett Allis and Isaac Mass proposed reducing the salaries of several city employees to help boost the city’s budget. 

Those include the City Clerk and the Chief Assessor, both positions which will need to be filled later this year after the current workers retire.

Mayor William Martin told 22News cutting their pay is not necessary and will have a negative impact on the city. 

“There’s an uninformed group that thinks that Greenfield is in great debt,” said Mayor Martin. “This year’s budget is an increase of 1.39 percent. Certainly, we are able to the business done of the town.”  

The mayor also said reducing salaries would hurt the city’s ability to hire strong replacements for these city positions.

The Greenfield City Council will discuss Allis’ and Mass’ budget proposal at their meeting Wednesday night.

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