Bridgewater foresees little change in taxes

First Selectman Curtis Read is confident Bridgewater will experience little change in its taxes for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

The Board of Selectmen has passed a proposed budget along to the Board of Finance that, even after finance board adjustments, should mirror the present year's $7.2 million figure, Read said.

"Because of our declining student population, our share of the Region 12 budget is down about $300,000 for next year," Read said.

"That windfall should balance our capital improvement needs for road repairs," he said, "after the hard winter and repairs ongoing to town buildings."

If Read is correct, taxes would remain about $1,725 on every $100,000 of assessed property value.

Susan Tuz