After months of number crunching and hours of deliberation, the town's budget will face its final hurdle tonight at the Representative Town Meeting (RTM).
Scheduled to start at 8 p.m. at the on Cherry Hill Road, the RTM will be considering a Board of Finance recommended budget of $96,634,680, which is a 3.18 percent increase over last year’s budget. The proposed mill rate would be 24.98, which is .71 mills more than last year or 2.93 percent higher.
In March, following the Board of Finance approval, First Selectman Anthony “Unk” DaRos said:
“Coming up, the RTM is going to be making political decisions and they are going to have to stand up and defend what they do and I am looking forward to those hearings and hopefully we can keep this budget relatively intact.”
The RTM cannot add to the budget; it can only make cuts.
Do you think the budget should be appproved as is or are further cuts needed?