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Town Manager Proposes Flat 2-Percent Increase in 2012-13 Budget

The budget proposal calls for small increases in debt services, education capital expenditures and general government.

Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback on Friday afternoon released his budget request for the 2012-13 fiscal year, requesting a 2-percent increase in overall spending over the current fiscal year with much of the new spending accrued through debt and capital expenditures on the education side.

The proposal calls for a $46.34 million budget for the upcoming year, an increase of less than $1 million over the town's existing budget.

The $923,113 increase includes $987,164 over the current fiscal year for general government operations, as well as increases of $89,806 for debt obligations related to education and $179,844 in new costs for education-related capital expenditures.

The proposal also notes cost savings of $20,975, or a 0.9 percent reduction, in general government debt services and $312,006, or a 17.9 percent reduction, in deb services relate to sewers.

For a complete look at the budget proposal, click on the PDF included below the picture at the top. Be sure to check out Southington Patch early next week for a complete look at the overall 2012-13 budget, including reaction from local officials.

Arthur Cyr February 19, 2012 at 04:24 PM
At first glance, this is good news going into the budget cycle. Are we finally looking at a reasonable Town budget where people aren't asking for 5%-10% increases in staff and overall costs?

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