All But One Spending Proposal Pass in Weathersfield; School Board Incumbent Re-Elected

Valley News Correspondent
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Weathersfield — During all-day balloting on Tuesday, voters approved the $5.6 million school budget, the $1.48 million town budget and all other town appropriations except for one.

An article that would have put $7,500 in the police cruiser reserve fund was defeated, 256-246.

The town and school budgets passed by comfortable margins, as did the highway budget and three articles that place money in the highway and two fire equipment capital reserve funds. The $50,000 appropriation for the highway reserve fund passed by just two votes, 253-251.

Weathersfield Town Manager Ed Morris has recommended that the town build reserves for capital equipment as a way to stabilize the tax rate.

The four articles for $5,100 for social service agencies also passed.

Approval of all town and school appropriations carried an estimated combined homestead and municipal tax increase of 14.6 cents per $100 of assessed valuation and would increase property taxes on a $200,000 home by $292 to $4,716.

There were no contested races for either town or school offices. School Board incumbent Robin Tindall won a one-year term as a write-in candidate. No one filed to run for that seat.