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Budget Season: Easton To Hold Town Meeting Next Week

Samuel Staples Elementary School will host the annual Easton Town Meeting on April 24.
Samuel Staples Elementary School will host the annual Easton Town Meeting on April 24. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

EASTON, Conn. -- Easton will holds it annual Town Meeting on Monday, April 24, where residents can discuss the town budget as well as a special appropriation to finish work on two bridges.

Residents are invited to attend the meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School, 515 Morehouse Road.

During the meeting, there will be discussion and possible action on the special appropriation of $50,000 to finish the engineering design work for two South Park Bridges.

There will also be discussion of the proposed annual Town Budget of $44,919,646 for the 2017-18 fiscal year, as recommended by the Board of Finance. The Town Meeting is allowed to reduce the proposed budget, but may not increase it.

The meeting will include acceptance of the five-year capital project plan, as well as setting July 1, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018 for the 2016 Grand List bills.

The next step in the budget process after the Town Meeting will be a machine vote on May 2. The vote will be either on the proposed Town Budget, or on a lower amount that is approved by the Town Meeting.

The machine vote on the budget will be held from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School.

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