Brookfield residents are voting on a budget today. The $40.8 million proposed school spending plan is coupled with an $18.6 million municipal budget proposal. Taxes will increase 1.8 percent under the plan.
The contingency fund includes about $700,000 for the schools, in case the legislature passes the governor's proposed cuts to aid. If Brookfield gets more state aid than anticipated, the contingency fund money will be placed into the general fund.
A number of capital projects are funded in the budget. They include vehicle replacement for the police department, road paving and improvements to Candlewood Fire and Center Fire stations.