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Town Council Could Decide Budget Tonight

April 9, 2013 by John Rook

For the last month, the Cheshire Town Council has reviewed every aspect of Town Manager Michael Milone's budget proposal.
Tonight, it is expected they will make a final decision on the matter, settling on an Operating Budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Milone has proposed a $101.8 million budget, including over $64 million for education. If approved without change, the more than $3 million increase over last year's number would mean a mill rate increase of 1.07 mills. That would mean the average family in Cheshire would see their taxes increase by approximately $256.
However, Council members have made it clear from the beginning of the budget process that they plan to cut Milone's proposal to mitigate any tax increases on residents. How much remains unclear, yet the decrease could be significant as Town officials are bracing for what is expected to be millions in lost revenue from the state.
Tonight's Town Council meeting will be held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 84 South Main Street, at 7:30 p.m.

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