Tag Archives: budget

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Petitions for referendum submitted

NAUGATUCK — Volunteers handed in petitions Friday morning in an effort to force a second budget referendum. Matthew Katra, a former Board of Finance member who has organized the petition…

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Another referendum likely

NAUGATUCK — A second budget referendum looks to be in the cards for Naugatuck. Former Board of Finance member Matthew Katra, who spearheaded the first petition effort, confirmed that he…

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Budget foe elicits conflicting views

NAUGATUCK — To angry taxpayers, he’s a champion fighting bloated budgets. To residents who support elected leaders, he’s an opportunist. Matt Katra stands at the forefront of two recent petition…

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Borough boards approve budget

NAUGATUCK — The Joint Boards of Finance and Mayor and Burgesses adopted a $113.6 million budget for 2014-15 Tuesday night. The budget is an increase of about $2.89 million over…

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Public voices budget concerns

NAUGATUCK — Residents aired their displeasure with the second proposed budget at a public hearing Monday night. The proposed 2014-15 spending plan is $113.8 million, which is an increase of…

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Budget scrutiny turns to golf course

NAUGATUCK — Municipal budget watchdogs once again have their eyes set on the publicly-owned Hop Brook Golf Course. Matt Katra, a former Board of Finance member who spearheaded the petition…

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Revised budget heads to hearing

NAUGATUCK — Two days after voters rejected the municipal and school budgets at a referendum, borough officials cut $1.42 million from the total proposed spending increase. The Joint Boards of…

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Budgets fail at referendum

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s 2014-15 budget is heading back to the drawing board. Voters overwhelmingly rejected the adopted municipal and school budgets at a referendum Tuesday. Nearly 25 percent of…

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Notification of referendum comes under question

NAUGATUCK — The same man who organized a petition to send the proposed town and school budgets to referendum on Tuesday is accusing the borough of not doing enough to…

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Budget heads to vote

NAUGATUCK — The fate of the borough budget rests in the voters’ hands. A referendum on the 2014-15 budget is Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Naugatuck…