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Sherman residents approve budget, Redding votes today

Redding residents are voting on a budget today. 


There are three questions on the Redding budget ballot.  One question asks residents if a $47.46 million budget should be approved, including the town's share of the Region 9 budget.  Another question is if $22.69 million should be be approved for the Region 9 school budget.  Redding's share is little more than $12-million with Easton picking up the remaining $10 million. 


The last question on the ballot is whether or not to authorize $1.45 million for a partial roof restoration of Joel Barlow High School and bond or temporary notes to cover the amount.  Redding's share is about 54-percent of the tab, based on population of the school.


Sherman residents have approved a budget for the coming fiscal year.  The vote Saturday was for a $5-million municipal budget and a little more than $9-million education budget.  The budget includes increases on both sides including a nearly 3-percent increase in school spending over the current year, which was smaller than the Board of Education requested.  It's a 4.3 percent increase on the municipal side.