Residents approve town, school budgets

In a sparsely-attended referendum held April 26, Berlin voters approved of a nearly $100 million budget. The $47.5 million government budget passed 294 to 265, and the $49.82 million Board of Education budget was okayed by voters 293 to 252. 

Residents were asked whether or not to adopt each of the budgets, and if the answer was “no”, voters could say if they felt the budgets were “too high” or “too low.”

Berlin’s finance director Kevin Delaney said only 3.67 percent of registered voters took part in the referendum.

“Our hope is to have a good turnout for every referendum, but we understand that doesn’t happen every time,” Delaney said. “Internally, we’ve discussed ways to get information out to voters earlier to increase participation during the future votes.”



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