The Newtown Legislative Council has approved the Board of Finance recommendation to present a $111.73 million municipal and education budget to the voters. The budget referendum will be held on Tuesday April 28th.
Council members Wednesday night praised Newtown officials for finding a million dollars in the budget to move into the road maintenance account rather than increasing the overall bottom line. The education budget is proposed at $71.58 million while the municipal budget would be approximately $40 million.
It's an overall .6 percent increase in spending. The mill rate would be reduced though because of additional revenue, including on the grand list, and a reduction in debt service costs.