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New Fairfield Board of Finance to meet on budget proposals

The New Fairfield Board of Finance will meet on Monday night for a budget question and answer session on the proposed tax and spending plan for the coming year.  First Selectman Pat Del Monaco is seeking an $11.9 million budget while the Board of Ed has proposed a $42.9 million spending plan.  The schools are looking for a 4.9 percent increase to be able to hire two safety advocates, 3 new teachers, and 2 STEM coaches.  There is also a proposed increase in special education funding as a contingency.  The municipal budget is a 9.36 increase and includes half a million dollars for road paving.  Bridge repairs, EMS expansion and personnel costs are also driving the increase.  The New Fairfield Board of Finance has scheduled budget discussions every Wednesday throughout March, after Monday's 5:30pm meeting.

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