The Ridgefield proposed budget is set to get further scrutiny from the Board of Finance. The town is seeking $39.5 million while the school budget is $103 million. The plan includes a 1.9 percent increase over the current year. the Board of Education requested a 3.5 percent hike, but the proposal includes just a 3-percent increase. Part of the budget driver on the municipal side was the combining of the police and fire dispatch centers. The consolidation is aimed at cutting the delay in emergency response times through a better coordinated effort.