No tax increases in Windsor’s proposed budget

May 7 – WINDSOR – Voters head to the polls on Tuesday to vote on a 2022-23 budget that would keep taxes the same as this year while increasing spending by 3.26%.

The city council cut $265,000 from the city manager’s proposed budget to develop a $129,894,300 spending plan that will go to voters, according to information on the city’s website.

The budget would maintain the same tax rate at 33.27 mills.

BUDGET VOTE

Polling stations will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at the following locations:

—District 1, LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Mattianuck Ave.

—District 2, JF Kennedy School, 530 Park Ave.

—District 3, Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue

—District 4, Windsor City Hall, 275 Broad St.

—District 5, Oliver Ellsworth School, 730 Kennedy Road

—District 6, Poquonock School, 1760 Poquonock Ave.

—District 7, Rainbow Firehouse, 79 Rainbow Road

The proposed budget provides $76,484,440 for the school board, an increase of 2.85%.

Contractual obligations account for $1.5 million of the increase, while special education tuition and transportation also increase. The equivalent of three full-time positions has been eliminated to offset fixed costs.

The City’s operating budget is $36,707,050, an increase of 4.04%.

The city’s 2021 big list, which is used to calculate the per mile rate, was up 3.31%, or $105.5 million, from the previous year, resulting in about 3.6 million dollars of incremental revenue expected at the current mill rate.

The city expects to receive $560,000 in additional interest income, as well as additional state assistance of $155,000.

Polling stations will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in 7 polling stations. Due to the legislative redistricting, the polling stations of some residents have changed.

You can find your polling stations on

www.townofwindsorct.org

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