Town and school budget hearings next week

Public hearings on fiscal year 2016’s proposed municipal and education budgets will take place on Monday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 24, respectively.
Both meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., and will take place at Middlebrook School auditorium on School Road.
The proposed municipal budget is $32.4 million and the proposed education budget is $79.9 million.
Copies of the municipal budget may be viewed at the town clerk’s office, in town hall, and copies of the education budget may be viewed at the Board of Education Central Office, at 395 Danbury Road, or online at
The proposed budget subtotal is $122,994,559, with an estimated mill rate of 29.9773 with the town’s average tax collection at 99.3%.