Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman proposed an $18.13 million budget with a slight spending increase over last year to the board of selectmen during a meeting Monday night.
The town of Simsbury budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year will see a .5 percent increase over last year’s budget, according to Glassman.
“This means that this is the fifth year in a row that we’ve kept our expenditures to a level below the 2008-09 budget,” Glassman said.
The board of selectmen budget accounts for approximately one quarter of the town’s total budget with the largest percentage of the budget coming from Simsbury Public Schools.
Earlier this month, Superintendent Matthew Curtis presented a $64.92 million budget to the Board of Education.
Town officials have been holding informational budget workshops this week. The social services, land use/economic development and public safety budget workshop will be held on Thursday February 28 at 6 p.m. in the small program room at Simsbury Public Library.
Town officials will present the final proposed budgets to the board of finance on March 27.
For more informtion about the town's budget process and upcoming March workshops, visit the Town of Simsbury website.