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town budget http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/477/all en Brandon voters reject $3.2 million town budget in re-vote http://addisonindependent.com/201405brandon-voters-again-reject-town-budget <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23189" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201405brandon-voters-again-reject-town-budget"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/BrandonBudget.thumbnail.jpg" alt="BrandonBudget.jpg" title="BrandonBudget.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AT AN INFORMATIONAL meeting on Monday, Brandon selectboard chair Maria Ammatuna explains what cuts the board made to the town spending plan since it was defeated on Town Meeting Day. Brandon voters on Tuesday shot down the new town spending plan again. Brandon Reporter photo/Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">BRANDON &mdash; Here we go again. Brandon residents defeated the proposed town budget on a re-vote Tuesday, 498-318.</span></p> <p> It was a $3,218,670 proposed spending plan, with $2,613,995 to be raised by taxes, which represented a 12.2 percent tax increase.</p> <p> While the original Town Meeting Day vote resulted in a 44 percent voter turnout, Tuesday&rsquo;s vote only drew 29 percent of the electorate despite a mass mailing and selectboard members pounding the pavement.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23190">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405brandon-voters-again-reject-town-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon brandon Featured revote town budget Thu, 08 May 2014 13:32:36 +0000 Zach Despart 23190 at http://addisonindependent.com Brandon to revote town budget on Tuesday http://addisonindependent.com/201304brandon-revote-town-budget-tuesday <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p>BRANDON &mdash; Now that petitioners have triggered a re-vote on the Brandon town budget after it passed on Town Meeting Day by eight votes, the stage is set for voters to ask their long-awaited questions.</p> <p> An informational meeting about the budget will be held at the Neshobe School on Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m. The Brandon selectboard will take budget questions from voters. The meeting will be moderated by Bernie Carr.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16617">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201304brandon-revote-town-budget-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon brandon town budget Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:35:49 +0000 xian 16617 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury sets town budget that trims fire department fund donation http://addisonindependent.com/201301middlebury-sets-town-budget-trims-fire-department-fund-donation <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday finalized a 2013-2014 municipal budget of $8,951,760 to present to voters at town meeting.</p> <p> The proposed spending plan, if approved by residents, would drive an increase of around 4.5 cents in the town property tax rate and calls for a one-year, 50-percent reduction in the amount of money the community annually places into its fire equipment replacement fund.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15216">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301middlebury-sets-town-budget-trims-fire-department-fund-donation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury town budget Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:24:38 +0000 15216 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury budget set for 1.7 percent bump http://addisonindependent.com/201112middlebury-budget-set-17-percent-bump <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury residents on Jan. 17 will be asked to comment on a proposed 2012-2013 municipal spending plan of $8,417,735, representing an increase of 1.74 percent ($148,370) that would require a 1.8-cent bump in the local property tax rate.</p> <p> The Middlebury selectboard recently approved the budget for public hearing after agreeing on a combined total of $116,443 in cuts and revenue adjustments since November, when they first began cobbling together a fiscal year 2013 spending plan.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10332">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112middlebury-budget-set-17-percent-bump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury selectboard town budget Thu, 29 Dec 2011 20:00:06 +0000 John Flowers 10332 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury board ready to pare draft town budget http://addisonindependent.com/201111middlebury-board-ready-pare-draft-town-budget <p class="Bodycopy" style=""> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard on Dec. 6 will begin paring back the first draft of a 2012-2013 municipal budget that would require a 3.4-cent increase in the local tax rate in order to maintain existing services and capital improvement priorities.</p> <p class="Bodycopy" style=""> The draft $8,504,690 spending plan, reviewed by the selectboard for the first time at a meeting last Tuesday, represents a $230,825 increase compared to this year&rsquo;s municipal budget. One penny on Middlebury&rsquo;s tax rate raises roughly $72,000.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10041">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201111middlebury-board-ready-pare-draft-town-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury town budget Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:00:02 +0000 John Flowers 10041 at http://addisonindependent.com Paving reductions help Vergennes meet budget target http://addisonindependent.com/201104paving-reductions-help-vergennes-meet-budget-target <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Despite a winter that challenged the Vergennes Public Works Department and increased demand for the services of the Vergennes Police Department, the city&rsquo;s budget appears to be on track as the June 30 end of the fiscal year approaches.</p> <p> City Manager Mel Hawley said in an interview last Thursday that a combination of belt-tightening and better-than-expected revenue streams put the city&rsquo;s finances in a better position than he had hoped even a few short weeks before.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7655">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201104paving-reductions-help-vergennes-meet-budget-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes roads town budget Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:00:24 +0000 Andrew Stein 7655 at http://addisonindependent.com