BOSTON- The Massachusetts Senate included two amendments filed by Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) pertaining to the Town of Auburn in the chamber’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.
“This funding will further help the Town of Auburn to provide opportunities for its residents. The Auburn Youth and Family Services summer programs are amazing programs that not only give children a place to go in the summer months, but also provides them with quality opportunities. Also, the completion of the Pappas Recreational Complex will serve as a place for residents to interact with each other and the town in an entirely new way.”
The first amendment matched the funding put in place in the House of Representatives’ FY15 Budget to support the summer vacation programs at Auburn Youth and Family Services. The town offers programs for residents entering grades 1-8, as well as leadership opportunities for older students who want to volunteer. The programs provide educational, recreational and cultural experiences for the children, and aim to build values centering on teamwork, leadership and community service.
The second amendment provides $80,000 for the Dr. Arthur and Dr. Martha Pappas Recreation Complex to help complete the project, including construction of a playground.
Both of these amendments matched funding secured in House budget by Representative Paul Frost. The budget will now move to a conference committee with the House of Representatives to agree upon differences in both chambers’ budgets. The final budget will go to Governor Deval Patrick for his consideration. The new fiscal year begins July 1.