Bethel residents are being called on to attend another town meeting on the budget. The municipal spending plan has been rejected by Bethel residents three times and the town entered the new fiscal year using the same numbers as last year's budget.
The Board of Finance has cut $516,000 from the proposal.
But the budget is still proposed to have a $515,000 spending increase over the current plan. That is mostly being driven by wage changes from last year, employee benefits and medical insurance.
Tax bills can not be calculated until the municipal budget passes. Once the bills are sent out, Bethel residents will have 30 days from the new due date to pay the bill. The town meeting on the proposed budget for the current fiscal year will be reconvened at 7:30pm at Bethel High School.