SANDISFIELD -- Voters at this year’s annual town meeting, slated for Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Town Hall on Silverbrook Road, will be asked to approve an overall budget of $3,008,540, which represents an increase of $92,697, or about three percent, over this year’s figure.
The largest line item on the budget is the town’s school operations budget of $1,385,454, a jump of $40,353 over this year. Voters will also ponder a budget of $239,433 in the police and fire department budget. That represents a jump of $44,606. But $43,950 of that is for a new police car. The budget for general government is $266,474, a hike of $49,939.
Voters will also be asked to apply $53,000 in free cash to reduce the budget.
Voetrs will also consider a citizen’s petition to ask the selectmen to oppose plans by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to run a high-pressure, 36-inch gas pipeline through town.