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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.