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Easton Set To Vote On Budget Tuesday

The overall budget request of $40.67 million is a 1.06 percent decrease from the town's current operating budget.

Tomorrow, Easton voters will head to the polls to voice their thoughts on whether to approve a town and school budget of $40,678,346, a 1.06 percent decrease from the town's current operating budget. 

If approved — and according to the Easton Courier, at last month's annual town budget meeting, there was no dissent voiced — the new mill rate would be about 29.1 mills, meaning residents will pay $29.10 per $1,000 of their assessed property values.

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Because of the recent  which saw property values to decrease by an average of 23 percent and caused the grand list to shrink by 21 percent, people whose property values shrunk by roughly 23 percent would their taxes decline, while those whose properties did not decline that much would see an increase in their taxes, according to The Courier.

Budget basics

  • The town's budget request is $15,319,647, a decrease of 2.44 percent.
  • Easton's Board of Education is requesting $15,243,331, an increase of 1.88 percent.
  • The , a 1.49 percent increase. Of that, Easton is responsible for $10,115,368, a 3.19 percent decrease, as more there's a decline in the enrollment of Easton students at Joel Barlow High School.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at . Patch will post the results as soon as they're available. 

Bert Webbe May 07, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Sadly, Town services have been cut dramatically. Imagine the next storm that hits Easton, and the response that we will get, hourly taped messages from Selectman Herrmann stating the obvious, and a disappointing response. Pathetic Herr Herrmann. VOTE NO ON THE BUDGET and let's then examine the waste in the budget!

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