The Block Island Times

2015 budget: 2 percent rise in taxes expected

Mar 06, 2014

The Town Council received the proposed 2015 town budget at its work session on Wednesday, March 5.

The overall budget proposed for the coming year is $12,501,301, which would result in a 2 percent increase in the tax rate. The budget in its entirety will be posted on the town website beginning Thursday, March 6, and will be available in hard copy at the Town Hall.

The next scheduled budget hearing will be on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. and the school, capital budget and community support budgets will be discussed in detail at that time.

The public is invited to attend and voice its priorities as the budget moves toward final adoption and presented at the Financial Town Meeting on May 5, 2014. — Nancy Dodge

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