New Gloucester voters setting annual budget Monday — Sun Journal

By Ellie Fellers — Special to the Sun Journal

NEW GLOUCESTER — Voters at the annual town meeting Monday evening will decide on a budget that is nearly 12.6 percent more than the current year.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Memorial Elementary School on Route 231. Voter registration begins at 6:30 p.m.

The proposed municipal budget is $4.95 million, up $552,093 from the $4.4 million in 2018-19.

The proposed budget for Public Safety is $643,712, which includes money for fire and rescue departments. That’s nearly 70% more than the current year when the departments had separate budgets. The higher amount for 2019-20 includes changes to compensation for firefighters and rescue workers.

Keep reading Ellie Fellers’s article in the Sun Journal.