The Brookfield Board of Finance has voted to move forward with a proposed budget that includes a slight increase for the schools and a more than 5-percent increase to the town. The proposed education budget is $38.5 million. The proposed municipal budget is $21.9 million.
A Town meeting is set for May 6th. Residents have the option to vote on the budgets separately or combined as a $60.5 million tax and spending plan.
The referendum would be held later next month.