July 15, 2019

Budget committee gives initial approval at Limestone

LIMESTONE — The Limestone Budget Committee on Monday tentatively approved a six-month municipal budget of $445,128 prepared by Limestone selectmen on Monday.

The committee tabled action on the unclassified account, a computer purchase, travel expenses for a police officer to attend police academy training, and the public works department budget which is under negotiation, Troy Brown, town manager, said Tuesday.

Committee members will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at the municipal building to complete the budget for presentation to the public at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the high school.

The municipal fiscal year will change from January 1- Dec. 31 to July 1-June 30 to coincide with the school district and state budget years, said Brown.

The tax rate for the six-month period will be $8.80 per $1,000 of property valuation, compared to $9.70 per $1,000 valuation assessed for July 1 to December 31 in 1992.

The committee approved an annual salary of $25,765 for new Police Chief Ronald Sprague and an additional $4,235 for health insurance. Those figures reflect a reduction in proposed salary and the addition of a health insurance allotment approved by selectmen last week.

Selectmen will meet at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the municipal building to discuss the purchase of a computer for the town office and to review personnel policies.

Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

comments for this post are closed

You may also like