Public hearing to be held for proposed budget

A public hearing will be held this week on the proposed Malden municipal budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Mayor Gary Christenson’s spending proposal comes in at $160.5 million, about $66,000 below the current budget. It includes reductions to school and municipal staff. The City Council’s finance committee will host the hearing on Monday at 6 p.m. in the Malden Government Center.