Exeter’s proposed budget down from 2010

Posted March 15, 2011, at 5:01 p.m.
Last modified March 17, 2011, at 11:36 p.m.

EXETER, Maine — Exeter’s proposed 2011 spending plan of $1,076,243 reflects a 0.37 percent decrease from 2010, according to Town Manager Tressa Smith.

The annual town meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, in the former school.

Gudroe said the budget was pared as much as possible. For example, instead of budgeting $6,000 for the town’s bicentennial celebration on July 23, town officials have proposed $3,000. In addition, paving was reduced from $70,000 to $45,000.

The proposed budget includes a 3 percent wage increase for the town clerk and code enforcement officer and a smaller increase for the town manager, according to Gudroe.

In addition to the traditional funding articles, the operation of the former school because of increasing maintenance costs is expected to be discussed, Gudroe said.

Elections will include a selectman and a school board member.

CORRECTION:

An earlier version of this article misstated the last name of Exeter’s town manager. It is Tressa Smith, not Tressa Gudroe.

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