The City Council Monday night essentially approved the changes made by the Budget and Appropriations Committee for the spending year starting July 1, no tax increase with roughly $3.2 million extra for education.
Mayor Joe Ganim says he will not veto the approved budget. This is the fourth consecutive year without a tax increase. The mayor’s budget had proposed $1.4 million for a slight tax cut but the council decided to redirect that money for school spending.
The budget passed 16-4 with Maria Pereira, Scott Burns, Matt McCarthy and Michelle Lyons the no votes.
All that’s left now is setting of mil rate which could come at the next council meeting, 53.99 for real estate and personal property, 45.00 for motor vehicles.