The Town Council is expected to adopt the proposed $62.6 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year at its meeting Monday night.
the council with an "adjusted budget" of $62,633,027, which is a less than 5 percent increase from . The proposed tax rate was set at 25.8 mills per $1,000 of assessed property value, an increase of 1.3 mills.
The council agreed to cut approximately $660,000 from the originally proposed budget at its previous workshop by a 6-3 vote with Republicans (Frank Szeps, Catherine Vargas and Nadine Bell) voting against it.
On April 4, Gilbert of $63,293,752, which was $3,203,575, or 5.3 percent, higher than this year's budget. The original budget included a mill increase of 1.6 mills. The full list of deletions and additions made by Gilbert is attached as a PDF.
The "adjusted budget" included a During that same meeting, residents, Board of Education members, parents and even children asked the council to restore the Board of Education budget in full.
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The Republicans on the council attempted to put $80,000 back into the Board of Education budget. But the motion was defeated 5 to 4 with Larry deBear being the only Democrat voting in favor of it.
On the town side, there is a cut of $410,725 combined with the $250,000 cut from the Board of Education for a total reduction of $660,725.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. inside the Council Chambers at and is open to the public. There will be a chance the public to comment on any items on the agenda.
Town Manager’s contract is expected to be discussed in executive session and possible action could be taken on the item.