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Simsbury 2012-13 Budget Update

Residents will consider 2012-13 budget at annual town meeting on May 1

One week from today Simsbury residents will decide on the proposed 2012-13 town budgets at the annual town meeting.

The newly revised $88.37 million town budget recommended by the Board of Finance includes the town operating budget, the board of education budget, the non-public school budget and the debt retirement fund. The budget calls for a 1.62 percent increase in the tax rate.

First Selectman Mary Glassman reminded officials and residents Monday night that the revised budget has been published on the town's website.

The town moderator will hold office hours on Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to answer questions regarding the annual town budget and an upcoming special town meeting to discuss the Eno Farms ground lease, according to an announcement on the town's website.

The annual town meeting to discuss the 2012-13 budget will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Simsbury High School auditorium.

The revised budgets are as follows:

Board of Education $63,916,112 1.45 percent increase Non-Public Schools $528,738 .86 percent increase Debt Retirement $6,082,355 .04 percent increase Board of Selectmen $18,038,600 .99 percent increase

The referendum on , approved by the Board of Finance in March, will be held on May 14 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Henry James Memorial School.

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