MEXICO — A plan by Planning Board and Budget Committee member Dr. Albert Aniel to begin the process for action on a recall ordinance for elected officials will be discussed at the board’s Aug. 29 meeting.

Planning Board Chairman Dan Casey said Aniel attempted to present the document to the board Thursday night, but had not placed the issue on the board’s agenda.

Only items listed on the agenda may be taken up at Planning Board meetings.

Attempts to contact Aniel were unsuccessful.

The town does not have an ordinance with regulations on how to recall elected officials.

At issue is the Mexico municipal budget that has not yet been approved by residents. Aniel has maintained that the Board of Selectmen has not reduced the proposed 2013-14 budget by a sufficient amount.

Town Manager John Madigan has said that the proposed budget contains no fluff, and the amount requested is required to continue to provide services for the town’s residents.

Aniel had also spearheaded a spending cap of $2.7 million for the municipality that was adopted by residents last month. It is scheduled to go into effect during the 2014-15 budget year.

The current budget, which will be acted on for the second time on July 30, is $2.98 million.

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