Newtown residents are voting on a budget today. The proposed municipal budget is $40.3 million. The proposed education budget is $72.9 million. Debt obligations are 7.9 percent of the total budget. There is a .27 mill rate increase included in the plan being voted on today. Spending is up about .82 percent. Newtown officials cautioned that state revenue is expected to decline.
Six capital items are also being decided today.
$850,000 for a new roof at Hawley School, $1.8 million for improvements to the Middle School and $750,000 for Phase 2 of the Newtown High School auditorium project are on the ballot. $1 million for paving, $300,000 for planning of a new Police Station and $3 million for a new senior center are also being voted on.
Residents can vote at Newtown Middle School until 8pm.