Kent approves $11.27 million town budget
Voters in Kent moved ahead May 17 by approving an $11.27 million 2013-14 town budget in a town meeting.
Region 1's education budget had been defeated during a May 7 referendum. Kent was the only town of the six towns in the region to vote "yes."
As a result of the town budget approval, Kent's resident trooper position was reinstated for 2013-14.
The tax rate has been set at 14.45 mills, a 1.6 percent increase over the current fiscal year.
At that mill rate, taxes will be $1,445 on every $100,000 of assessed property value.
The town's education budget, including regional costs, is $6.51 million.
Depending on the results of May 30's referendum on the Region 1 budget, Kent voters may have to act again to adjust the approved budget figure.