The Town Council’s Proposed Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 heads to an all-day vote Tuesday, April 27 at the Plainville Firehouse, 77 West Main St. Residents can vote from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The proposed budget:
Town Government: $19,191,787, a $581,056 (or 3.12 percent) increase from last year.
Board of Education: $39,826,972, a $682,705 (or 1.74 percent) increase from last year.
Debt Service: $4,430,350, the same total as last year.
Capital Projects: $7,850, a $306,000 (or 97.50 percent) decrease from last year.
The budget totals $63,456,959, an increase of $957,761, or 1.53 percent, over the FY 2020-2021 budget.
If the proposed budget is adopted, the estimated mill rate would be 34.85, an increase of 0.23 mills, or .65 percent. The mill rate calculation assumes the revenues as proposed in the Governor’s recommended budget remain the same.
The Town Council held a public hearing on April 5 for the purpose of hearing public comment on the council's proposed budget. The meeting was open for public comments via email or call in. The moderator stated there were no listeners, and the hearing was closed.
When the Town Council moved on to new business that evening, Councilman Underwood motioned to approve the General Government Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, including Debt Service and Capital Projects, of $23,629,987; and the Board of Education Fiscal Year 2022 Budget of $39,826,972.
The motion was seconded by Councilman Wazorko and passed 6-0.
Detailed information about the Town Council’s Proposed Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 can be viewed at plainvillect.com.