SANDOWN – Sandown Police Chief Joe Gordon was back before the Board of Selectmen for a second time defended his spending plan Monday night. His budget that was initially up 10.32 percent.
Selectmen had asked him last week to check into his detail account and see if money from the fund could be used to lower the cruiser line. Gordon came back in this week and said he could put in $26,000 from the detail account lowering the cruiser line significantly. He also had revisited the bereavement line and that was better explained and slightly adjusted. In all the police budget increase was lowered from more than a 10 percent increase to just a 6 percent increase with a bottom line of $648,465 that the board moved forward to the budget committee. Continue reading