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Finance board gets first look at town, school budgets

SALISBURY — The Board of Finance received the initial 2023-24 budget proposals from the town Board of Education, the Region One Board of Education and the Board of Selectmen on Thursday, March 9.

The budget proposal for Salisbury Central School is $6,356,813, increase of 3.05% ($188,416).

The town’s assessment for the proposed Region One budget is $4,176,112. an increase of $179,664.

Total education spending for 2023-24 is $10,532,766, an increase of $367,921 (3.62%).

The municipal budget proposal is $8,217,830, an increase of $466,583 (6%).

First Selectman Curtis Rand said some of the increase is going to two new positions at Town Hall, assistants to Comptroller Joe Cleaveland and Land Use Administrator Abby Conroy.

Rand also said the increase in town spending will probably not require a hike in the mill rate when revenues are factored in.

The Board of Finance will reconvene Tuesday, March 21 (online) to receive the final budget proposals and vote to send them to a public hearing.

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