A public hearing has been set in Bethel for residents to weigh in on the proposed budget. Town officials are recommending a budget with a 3.3 percent increase in spending over the current fiscal year.
The municipal budget is proposed at $27.1 million and the proposed education budget is $42.1 million dollars. Among the capital items proposed is $1.5 million for road construction, $650,000 to replace a fire engine and funding or upgrades to Meckauer Park.
The public hearing will be held tonight at 7:30pm at Bethel High School.