The Redding Board of Finance is recommending a nearly $51 million budget for the coming fiscal year be sent to a referendum. The vote will take place on May 7th. The capital plan includes $2.5 million for upgrades to the police and fire emergency communications system and $400,000 for the Station Road bridge project.
The spending plan is about $1.73 million more than the current year due to pension, social security and contractual obligations. The municipal portion of the plan is about $15 million dollars. The Redding Board of Ed budget is about $22.1 million. The main drivers there leading to an increase are special education costs, health insurance and pensions.
Redding's share of the Region 9 budget is about $13.9 million. The Region 9 plan is split based on student population from Redding and Easton at Joel Barlow High School.