New Canaan's financiers have their work cut out for them this week.
For the next three days, the Board of Finance is scheduled to meet with various town departments and discuss their budget requests for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. According to documents available on the town's website, the sum of the town's operating costs, debt service, capital expenditures and school budget as it stands now is $139,329,674, which if approved as is would represent a 10.95 percent increase of $13.75 million.
The meetings are slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the New Canaan Nature Center.
According to the town's website, the financiers will listen to the budget requests for the following departments tonight:
- General Government: The selectmen are asking for $15.99 million, an increase of $4.16 million (35.17 percent), according to the selectmen's recommended budget. Of that increase, $4.04 million is pegged for increases to the health and security benefits account.
- Emergency Medical Services (New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps)
- Health and Human Services
- Public Works
Tomorrow, the financiers are scheduled to listen to the following budget presentations:
- Fire/Fire Marshal
- Police/Animal Control
- Emergency Management
On Thursday, the school and finance boards will discuss the proposed $79.1 million budget, which represents a 6.18 percent increase of $4.6 million.
A full breakdown of each department's budget request can be seen here.