The combined municipal and school budget is about $52 million. The plan increases spending on both sides by about $600,000 each. New Fairfield officials say the proposed budget would raise taxes by a little less than 4-percent.
According to budget documents, there is funding included in the school's plan for security improvements.
The Board of Selectmen requested about $60,000 for the Candlewood Lake Authority, but the Board of Finance trimmed that to $1,500. While the Selectmen included no funding for the Lake's administrative costs, the Finance committee proposed $60,000.
This is a breakdown of the Board of Finance recommended budget.
Polls will be open Saturday from 8am until 8pm. All New Fairfield residents will cast votes at the Meeting House Hill School Gymnasium.