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Oxford Votes Tuesday on Second 2014-15 Budget Referendum

Board of Finance reduced the spending request by just over $1 million ahead of the second vote.

Oxford Votes Tuesday on Second 2014-15 Budget Referendum
Oxford residents are returning to the polls Tuesday, June 3, for the second vote on the 2014-15 budget.

After the first budget proposal failed — both the municipal and education budgets were voted down on May 13 — the Board of Finance cut $500,000 from the education request and just over $500,00 from the municipal side.

The new proposal would effectively raise the mill rate 0.48 percent from 24.75 to 24.87. The $42,909,589 budget is a $522,486 (1.2 percent) increase over 2014-15.

Several cuts were made to the municipal budget, though the largest — $460,000 — came from a decision to finance the purchase of new Public Works trucks rather than bear the cost upfront, according to Finance Director Jim Hliva.

Municipal cuts totaled $512,800 from the original 2014-15 proposal.

Polls will be open at Quaker Farms Elementary School Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Download a copy of the proposal above.

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