Brandon board OKs new budget numbersJune 25,2013Staff Report
BRANDON – Town residents will go back to the polls next month to vote on a newly reduced municipal budget for the fourth time.
The Brandon Select Board approved Monday night a budget of $3,147,634 of which $2,331,134 will be raised by taxes.
This proposed budget represents an increase of $41,734 or 1.34 percent from this year's budget of $3,105,900.
For the amount raised by taxes, the new proposed budget represents an increase of $84,084 or 3.74 percent, to this year's amount raised by taxes of $2,247,050.
This budget does not include the already resident-approved appropriations totaling $74,235.
This will be the fourth time residents go to the polls to vote on the budget. At Town Meeting Day, voters approved – by eight votes – a proposed budget of $3,292,280 of which $2,480,080 would be raised by taxes.
This proposal, which represented an increase of $233,030 or 10.3 percent of what would be raised by taxes, was put on the ballot a month later. Voters easily defeated the budget forcing town officials to start trimming proposed costs.
Earlier this month, town officials presented voters with a budget of $3,201,842, of which $2,385,642 would be raised by taxes. It represented a total increase of $95,942 or 3.09 percent of this year's budget or a $138,592 or 6.16 percent increase in what would be raised by taxes.
Residents will vote on the new proposed budget from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 9 at the Neshobe Elementary School. An informational meeting will be held on July 8.MORE IN This Just InThis column can in no way give justice to the work that Bruce Wilson is doing, nor to the... Full StoryLUHANSK, Ukraine — A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver... Full Story
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