As of now, the proposed budget raises the tax rate less than a half-mill, according to First Selectman
“We are projecting the losses that the governor's budget has proposed to us, but because we have balanced budgets here and delivered surpluses, we also are rolling some of the surpluses out of our fund balance,” Freda said. “We are utilizing the fund balance to offset some of the projected losses of the governor's budget proposal.”
The town's proposed budget is
They are looking at cutting health insurance costs to meet that goal, Freda said. “One of the things we are looking at, in addition to rolling some of the money out of our fund balance from our surpluses, is to bring down our medical insurance costs,” he said.
The good news is growth in the grand list will mean an additional
“We are requesting the position of director of educational and informational technology and we are requesting a part-time strength and conditioning coach,” he said.
“Increased use of technology and the greater sophistication of technology really warrants someone knowledgeable to provide oversight and management for the district,” Cronin said. “One just has to look at the new middle school to understand that. It really is state of the art. In one way or another in schools today, technology touches every aspect of our work.”
The purpose of the part-time strength and conditioning coach is help decrease the number of injuries suffered by student athletes, Cronin said.
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