Budget eases by Washington voters
Washington voters overwhelmingly voted May 16 in support of a $5.67 million town budget for 2013-14.
Voters during the town meeting also approved an additional, non-recurring capital expense of $600,000 for road repair and reconstruction.
Adding in the town's portion of the Region 12 education budget -- $9.52 million -- Washington's budget will represent a 2.5 percent increase over the current fiscal year.
The mill rate has been set at 11.75 mills, representing $1,175 tax on every $100,000 of assessed value on property.
No vote was taken on the question on establishing an ordinance to change the terms of the first selectman, Board of Selectmen, tax collector or treasurer from two to four years.
It was decided by show of hands that either a referendum date should be set to vote on the term change or the question should be put on the November ballot.
That decision will be made by the Board of Selectmen.