Bethel Revised Budget Will Go to Referendum May 10th

Report by Paula Antolini
April 25, 2018 9:22AM EDT


Bethel Revised Budget Will Go to Referendum May 10th

There was a low turnout at last night’s budget meeting. There were about 100 attendees at Bethel High School, according to the Bethel Registrar, who attended the Reconvened Annual Town Budget Meeting on April 24, 2018 to discuss and act upon the revised Town budget and capital budget.  All items, as shown below, will now be referred to a referendum vote on May 10th.

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The legal voters of the Town of Bethel, Connecticut and those persons entitled to vote therein are hereby notified to assemble for the reconvened Annual Town Budget Meeting to be held at the Bethel High School Auditorium, 300 Whittlesey Drive in Bethel, Connecticut on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., for the following purposes, to wit:

1) To consider and take action upon a resolution to appropriate the sum of Twenty Nine Million Five Hundred Thirty Six Thousand Two Hundred Forty Two ($29,536,242) Dollars, which sum includes debt service of Three Million Nine Hundred Thirty Nine Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Eight ($3,939,238) Dollars and the school’s building maintenance account of Five Hundred Thousand Eight ($500,008) Dollars as recommended by the Board of Finance, as the Annual Town Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year commencing July 1, 2018.

2) To consider and take action on a resolution to appropriate the sum of One Million One Hundred Forty Thousand ($1,140,000) Dollars, as recommended by the Board of Finance, for capital item expenditures and further authorizing the issuance of short term notes and/or bonds of the Town of Bethel in an amount not exceeding One Million One Hundred Forty Thousand ($1,140,000) Dollars, to finance the appropriation of said sum for all costs incurred for the following capital item expenditures:.

Highway / Elgin Street Sweeper 230,000
Education / High School HVAC 250,000
Bethel Fire Dept. / Replace BFD Engine 660,000

3) To establish the date on which the machine vote on the annual town budget shall take place in accordance with the provisions of the Bethel Town Charter.

4) To do any and all things which may be legally required or appropriate to accomplish the above named purposes.

Dated at Bethel, Connecticut this 17th day of April, 2018.
Bethel Board of Finance
Robert Manfreda, Chairman
Robert Palmer
Claudia Stephan
Dalene Foster
Cynthia McCorkindale
Byran Terzian
Wendy Smith


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