Ledyard Town Council sends $60.1 million budget to Monday public hearing
Ledyard — In a special meeting Friday, the Town Council voted unanimously to adopt a $60,135,758 budget, paving the way for public comment at a virtual town meeting next week.
If approved, the budget, a 0.14% increase, would result in a mill rate of 34.97, a 0.09 decrease from the current fiscal year. The general government budget of $26,946,338 is a 2.01% decrease from the 2019-20 fiscal year, and the Board of Education budget of $33,189,420 is a 1.97% increase.
The totals approved Friday reflect a decrease of about $97,000 from those approved by the Finance Committee last week due to a duplication in the expenditures section.
The council also voted 8-1 to move $10,000 from the town's capital and nonrecurring undesignated account to the Gales Ferry Fire Company to go toward future replacement of its generator, which had previously been removed from the budget.
Separately, the council voted unanimously to approve the town water operations budget of $895,575.70.
Residents interested in participating in the virtual town meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, can view access information at townledyard.civicweb.net. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, towns may pass their budgets this year without a referendum vote, per an executive order by Gov. Ned Lamont.
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