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Seymour School And Town Budgets Head To Voters Thursday

by STAFF | May 9, 2017 1:40 pm

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Seymour is scheduled to vote on town and school budgets during a referendum Thursday, May 11 at the Seymour Community Center on Pine Street.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The town and school budgets are listed on the ballot as separate questions.

On May 2 Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller, a Republican, and Stephan Behuniak, a Democrat on the Board of Selectmen, stopped by to talk about the budget with Valley Indy staffers Eugene Driscoll and Ethan Fry.

The interview was carried on Facebook Live as it happened May 2 during “The Great Give,” a 36-hour online fundraiser that benefited The Valley Indy and hundreds of other nonprofit groups.

Click the play button on the YouTube viewer at the top of this story to listen to the interview.

The $56.2 million combined budget does not increase taxes, though budget-to-budget spending is on the rise.

Miller said the town is anticipating a decrease in funding from the state, but during the past two years the town has built up a mill rate stabilization fund to the tune of $700,000 to avoid tax increases.

Miller talks about the mill rate stabilization money in the podcast posted at the top of this page.

The Valley Indy also live-streamed Miller’s initial budget presentation to the town’s Board of Finance in March. Click here to watch it.

Click here for a budget preview story from The New Haven Register.

Click this link for a budget preview story from The CT Post.

Click here for a budget preview story from “Voices.”

The town maintains a budget page on its website.

Published information includes salary data for all town employees. Click here to download the information.

The Libsyn version of the budget podcast is posted below.

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