Hearing Tuesday on budget

BEACON FALLS — A public hearing will be held Tuesday on the proposed 2014-15 municipal budget.

The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. at Laurel Ledge Elementary School, 30 Highland Ave.

The proposed spending plan is $6.21 million, which is an increase of approximately $33,000 or 0.54 percent over current spending.

The budget does not include education costs for Region 16, which oversees schools in Beacon Falls and Prospect. The Region 16 Board of Education has proposed a $39.7 million budget for next school year. The budget represents an increase of $1,247,618 or 3.24 percent over current spending in the district. The net education expense for Beacon Falls under the plan is $10,450,312, an increase of $660,466 or 6.7 percent.

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