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Morris voters to consider budget in referendum
Litchfield.bz (09-09-17)


Voters in Morris will head to the polls Wednesday for a referendum on the proposed town budget of $9,530,152 for 2017-18.
 
The referendum will be held from noon to 8 p.m. It will be the second budget referendum of the summer. An initial budget proposal was rejected by voters in July.
 
The proposed budget calls for an increase in spending of $450,640, or 5 percent, over the current budget of $9,079,512. Included in the proposal is $2,894,502 for municipal expenses and $6,635,650 for the approved Region 6 Board of Education budget. The amount budgeted for school expenses cannot be adjusted if the proposed budget fails. Proposed municipal spending is all the Board of Finance could touch if it has to go back to the drawing board.
 
The tax rate would increase from the current rate of 27.83 mills to 29.57 mills, or 1.74 mills, if the spending plan is approved.