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Budget referendum is Wednesday at Avon Senior Center

AVON, May 14 – The town of Avon will hold its annual budget referendum on Wednesday at the Avon Senior Center from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters will be deciding on the proposed budget of $95.3 million as recommended by the Board of Finance for the fiscal year 2019-20 that begins on July 1.

The proposed budget is an increase of $2.4 million over the current budget of $92.9 million. According to a budget summary on the town website, proposed spending for general government would be down $33,000 but spending for public safety, public works and the Board of Education would rise.

Spending on public safety would be up $400,000 in the new budget, proposed spending for public works would rise $348,000 and the Board of Education budget would rise $1.2 million.

This year’s budget of $92.9 million was an increase of a little over $300,000 from the previous year’s (2017-18) budget of $92.6 million.

Last year, town voters did not approve the proposed budget, voting it down 269-258. But because the number of voters did not reach nine percent, the vote was advisory. The Board of Finance approved the budget as proposed.

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