Bethel Goes To The Polls To Vote On Budget Proposals

BETHEL, Conn. — Bethel residents are going to the polls Tuesday to vote on the proposed budgets for the municipal government, for the schools and for capital improvements in town. 

<p>Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker</p>

Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker

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Would you vote to approve the Bethel budgets?
Final Results Voting Closed

Would you vote to approve the Bethel budgets?

  • Yes
  • No

The ballot has three questions for voters to cast yes or no on whether to pass the proposed: 

  • Town Budget of $27, 663,867 for fiscal year 2016-17
  • School Budget of $43,609,271
  • Capital Budget of $1.438 million 
The items in the $1.438 million capital budget include: 
  • $50,000 for the assessor to go toward revaluation costs
  • $50,000 for Planning and Zoning for the 2017 Plan of Conservation and Development
  • $55,000 for an F350 Pickup, $178,000 for a GVW Truck, $40,000 to replace the Codfish Road Culvert and $75,000 for drain improvements for Maple Avenue, all for the Highway Department
  • $200,000 for lighting for Whittlesey Drive
  • $200,000 to replace seating at the Bethel High School auditorium
  • $150,000 for the Highway Garage Roof
  • $250,000 for the Highway Garage Carbon Monoxide System
  • $75,000 for the MC Gym/Emergency Shelter Locker Rooms
  • $115,000 for Greenwood Avenue walkway repairs

First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says between town government and the Board of Education union negotiations, Bethel has been able to save nearly $1 million in health insurance costs, according to WLAD

Click here to see a copy of the ballot at the town of Bethel's website.

Polls are open until 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bethel.

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