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.