Washington voters give the nod to new budget Washington faces 2.2 percent budget bump

Some 50 Washington voters unanimously passed a $4.58 million municipal budget for fiscal year 2015-16 during a May 21 town meeting.

Also approved by unanimous vote was $1.3 million for nonrecurring capital expenses and $600,000 for road repairs.

The tax rate will be $1,375 on every $100,000 of assessed property value, a $25 increase from 2014-15.

Washington's portion of the approved Region 12 schools budget for 2015-16 will be $9.7 million, a $66,900 increase from the current fiscal year.

Susan Tuz