Warren's 2014-15 budget 'will keep taxes low'

Warren voters gave the nod May 22 to a $5.2 million combined education and municipal budget for 2014-15 during a town meeting attended by about 50 residents.

"We were able to keep our tax increase low," said First Selectman Craig Nelson.

"We had a decrease in the overall town budget of 1.7 percent despite the school cost increasing by 5.8 percent over this year."

Warren's municipal budget for the coming year will be $1.91 million.

The town's share of the Region 6 education budget will be $3.3 million, a $182,881 increase over 2013-14.

The tax rate will be 14.2 mills, a 0.3 increase. At that rate, taxes would be $1,420 on every $100,000 of assessed property value.

-- Susan Tuz