Ridgefield residents will be participating in a budget referendum today. The plan includes a $47.5 million municipal operation budget, $95-million for the schools and several capital items.
There will be 8 questions total on the budget ballot. One is about nearly $2 million for road repair and maintenance. Some of the capital items that could be bonded if approved are a 63-car parking lot near Bailey Avenue, a pumper tanker for the fire department, and various school improvements.
Ridgefield officials are also seeking approval of half a million dollars for sidewalk work, three roof replacements and a study of the village storm drainage system. Money to renovate the Venus Building for school offices is also on the ballot. That renovation would make way for a proposed Ridgefield Playhouse expansion.