WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
A major portion of the budget is the wages and benefits paid to town employees Last year, 26 of the town's employees earned over $50,000, as well as 100 percent health insurance for themselves and, for many of the employees, 100 percent for their families, plus other benefits.
To see a list of wages paid to Rumford town employees in 2012, view this .pdf file.
Does the town leadership negotiate effectively for the taxpayers when dealing with public employee unions? You decide. See the Public Works Department union contract here.
See the Fire Department union contract here.
Did you know that paying someone a wage costs more than the wage itself? In Rumford, the town pays over a million dollars in payroll costs over and beyond what the employees receive. Here are the facts
A proposal from former town manager Len Greaney for merging area towns: here.