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Edelson Releases Proposed Town Budget

Impact on Southbury taxpayers less than last year, net result is 1 percent decrease in revenues requested from property owners.

Southbury First Selectman Ed Edelson has submitted his proposed operating budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year of 19,147,201.

“The Town of Southbury staff has worked diligently to develop a budget realistic, fiscally conservative, and continues to build a solid foundation for the future in areas of emergency management, information technology and infrastructure,” said Southbury First Selectman Ed Edelson.

The proposed overall town budget for operating expenses per accounting principles is the same as last year. The impact on the taxpayer however is less, as there are revenue offsets that were not part of last year’s budget. The net result is a 1 percent decrease in the revenues requested from the property owners, according to Edelson.

“Many of the departments have little or no change as their basic operation is the same and they have looked hard for savings, said Edelson. “That does not mean we are not committed to further efficiency changes.”

The proposed budget has increases in pension contributions and medical insurance, decreases in non-medical insurance and capital projects and no change in the road program budget.

To view the full budget proposal click on the photo box above.

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