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Council Approves $9.6 Million Capital Budget

August 20, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Town Council approved its Capital Budget for the coming fiscal on Tuesday night, clearing the way for $9.6 million in new spending.
Of that, approximately $4 million will be sent to referendum in November, will voters will decide their ultimate fate.
The vote was 7-2, with Councilors Tom Ruocco and James Sima dissenting from the majority.
Included in the proposal is $350,000 appropriation for renovations at the Cheshire High School boys' gym, which sparked another round of debate amongst Councilors as to whether upgrading the current facility is the best use of taxpayer funds, and over $1 million for a new aerial truck for the Cheshire Fire Department. Both of those items will be decided by voters in November.
For more on this story, see Thursday's Cheshire Herald.

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