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Westport's Town Budget Represents 2.3% Increase

When combined with the proposed 2013-2014 school budget, which at $104 million represents a 3.95% increase, the total town budget clocks in at $193 million, a 2.3% increase over the current budget.

 

Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff on Monday introduced the proposed 2013-2014 municipal budget, which at about $75 million represents a 2% increase over the current budget.

When combined with the proposed 2013-2014 school budget, which at $104 million represents a 3.95% increase, the total town budget clocks in at $193 million, a 2.3% increase over the current budget, according to a report in the Westport News. The budget also includes about $13 million in debt service for past school construction projects.

The Board of Education approved the proposed 2013-2014 school budget last week.

Board of Finance Chairman Avi Kaner told the Westport News that it "seems to be a responsible, well-thought-out budget." He pointed out that it is still early in the process and some budget requests still need to be prioritized.

Joseloff told the newspaper that it's "a very responsible budget and one that addresses our needs."

For more, check out the Westport News report.

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