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The Brookfield budget is up for a public hearing tonight.  The Board of Finance is hosting the forum on the proposed $70 million operating budget. 

The plan called for $44 million for the schools and $18.8 million on the municipal side.  The proposal includes $5.2 million of debt service.  There will also be discussion about the $3.5 million capital budget.  Spending would go up by little more than 5-percent, raising the tax rate by 2.87 percent.  

The capital budget includes road paving, a new HVAC control system for the high school, a fire pump generator for Whisconier Middle School, a fire pumper truck for the Candlewood Fire Company, and vehicles for the public works and parks and recreation departments among other projects. 

The meeting is at 7pm in the Brookfield High School auditorium.

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