Brattleboro Vermont has approved their town budget for fiscal year 2017. The Brattleboro Reformer reports that the Selectboard has been working for the past two weeks to solidify an operating budget and had met eight times to discuss the matter between November and January.
Total expenditures and revenues, as the budget stands, will rise by around 4 percent and property taxes will increase 1.5 percent.
Town employees will all receive a 2 percent increase in wages and town equipment replacement was stressed in the new budget.
The Representative Town Meeting is scheduled for March 12th and town officials will hear input from area residents, although they cannot vote.
The Meeting has been a tradition in Vermont since 1960 and this year will take place at 8:30 AM at the Brattleboro Area Middle School.