Milo budget plan down from last year

Posted March 05, 2009, at 11:35 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11:01 a.m.

MILO, Maine — A proposed 2010 municipal spending plan of $2.85 million will need voter approval at the annual town meeting.

The town meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, at the town hall.

Town officials have proposed expenditures of $2,857,827, which reflects a decrease from last year, according to Town Manager Jeff Gahagan. Last year, expenditures were $2,908,405.

“It’s a pretty bare-bones budget; with the reduction in revenues we really had to come up with a conservative budget this year,” Gahagan said Thursday. Without a known school budget and a full revaluation under way, Gahagan said it would be difficult to predict what the mill rate would be for 2010.

“The budget committee worked very, very hard to try to come up with a budget that the people could live with,” Gahagan said.

In elections, residents will fill two seats on the Board of Selectmen. Five candidates are vying for the two three-year terms: Robert Ade, Donald Banker, Gerald Brown, Donald Crossman and James Lord.

There are no candidates for the one three-year position on the SAD 41 school board.

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