Tag: budget

BOE approves final 2019-20 budget; 2.43% increase

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Board of Education held a special meeting on Tuesday, May 28 to finalize the reduction of $100,000 from their budget, as well as some realized savings from this school year’s budget freeze. After…

BOE budget passes at second referendum

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The revised Plainville Board of Education budget passed the second referendum, held on May 14 at the Plainville firehouse. Residents overwhelmingly approved the $38,229,105 school budget. About 11 percent of the 11,578 registered Plainville voters…

BOE budget failed; officials scramble to reduce school costs

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. On Tuesday, Apr. 30, residents voted down the board of education budget ($38,329,105) by just 12 votes, so officials scrambled for another attempt this Tuesday, May…

Town seeks budget approval at April 30 voter referendum

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Town Council met on Monday, April 8, and Town Manager Robert Lee gave a summary of the proposed 2019-20 budgetary changes hammered out during the council’s March workshops. That budget will now be reviewed…

Council announces all day budget vote

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville Town Council met on Monday, Mar. 28, and announced the date of the all day budget vote, as well as the final public hearing of the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget. Councilor Jesse Gnazzo made a…

Council discusses town budget, school budget, and library

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER On Thursday, March 7, the Plainville Town Council will hear from residents during a public hearing regarding the town manager’s proposed budget. The decision was approved unanimously at the council’s Feb. 19 meeting. The public hearing…

Officials discuss a decade of growth in Plainville budgets

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Town Council and Board of Education members heard a presentation from Town Manager Robert Lee and Superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett on the history and future of Plainville’s budget. Both presentations took a big-picture view of…

Council hears about budget trends of past 10 years

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville town manager presented information to the council regarding the budget, and reviewed budget information for the past 10 years as well as projects for the upcoming 10 years. At the Jan. 7 council meeting, Town…

No increase for taxes

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER After weeks of disagreement, the Plainville Town Council has set a mill rate of 31.38, which reflects a zero tax increase for the next fiscal year. Last month, Plainville Council Republicans wanted to see a…

Council still leaves mill rate up in air

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER After another meeting with discussion on the mill rate for the next fiscal year, the Town Council was unable to reach an agreement on whether there should be a zero increase or not. The proposal…