New Fairfield ended the year with a $2.6 million surplus. The town and schools had budgeted for large cuts from the state, which never materialized. About $2.2 million will automatically be returned to the town’s general fund. The Board of Selectmen is proposing to use the surplus to replace a deteriorating dock on Candlewood Lake, rather than constant parts that have fallen into disrepair. The Board of Education wants to use the surplus funding for security and ADA compliance upgrades. The two groups will present plans to the Board of Finance at their meeting tonight.