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The Town of Washington, Connecticut

2007-2008 Budget

Here are two Excel spreadsheets for the proposed 2007-2008 budget:

The Budget Hearing is on Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
The Town Meeting is on Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is a statement from the First Selectman.

Town of Washington

2007-2008 Proposed Expense Budget

On Monday April 30th the Board of Finance voted to present a 2007-2008 Proposed Expense Budget to the citizens for their consideration.

The Proposed Budget is the product of the Selectmen's deliberations with staff, department personnel, and the Board of Finance over the past three months. The Washington Budget consists of three major categories: 1) General Fund, 2) Non-Recurring Capital Expenses and 3) Educational Costs.

Overall, the combined budget projects a 5.8% increase over last year's budget. General Fund expenses show a 3.6% rise. Capital project costs represent a 15.4% net increase (the 'net' amount is determined by subtracting expected grants from the projected gross capital expenditures). Washington's portion of the Region 12 School costs grows by 5.7%.

The following portions of the Proposed Budget are presented as follows:

1) Budget Summary

2) Department summaries

3) Non-Recurring Capital Budget.

Some of the major Capital items are:

The Town Clerk and Selectmen's Office have copies of detailed, line-item budgets for review. The Region 12 Budget Referendum will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8th. A Town Budget Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 10th 7:30 p.m. and a Town Meeting for Thursday, May 24th 7:30 p.m.

Dick Sears,
First Selectman

Web page last updated: May 4, 2007