Smart Growth for Vernon, CT
Public hearing Wed. on Vernon budget

By Journal Inquirer Staff
March 11, 2008

VERNON - The Town Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Senior Center, 26 Park Place, to hear comments from residents on the proposed budget.

The mayor's proposed 2008-09 spending package is $75.48 million, or a 3.7 percent increase of $2.69 million over this year. Most of the increase is because of debt service and education - 20.46 and 3.5 percent increases respectively.

The tax rate resulting from the proposal, which goes into effect July 1, would go down to 30.6 mills from the current 32.91 mills.

But because of last year's revaluation and the phase-in plan adopted by the council, it's unclear as yet what the impact will be on property owners who saw the values of their homes go up.

More information about the budget hearings can be found on the town's Web site