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4/5/2021 - Notice of Annual Town Budget Meeting

TOWN OF BETHEL, CONNECTICUT

NOTICE OF ANNUAL TOWN BUDGET MEETING 

 

 

The legal voters of the Town of Bethel, Connecticut and those persons entitled to vote therein are hereby notified to assemble at the Annual Town Budget Meeting to be held at the Bethel High School Track and Field Facility, 300 Whittlesey Drive in Bethel, Connecticut on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., for the following purposes, to wit:

 

 

  1. To consider and take action upon a resolution to appropriate the sum of Thirty Two Million Eight Hundred Four Thousand and Forty Eight ($32,804,048) Dollars which sum includes the Town Operating Budget of Twenty Six Million Six Hundred Seventy Two Thousand and Four Hundred and Ten ($26,672,410) Dollars, Debt Service of Five Million Seven Hundred Eight One Thousand Six Hundred and Thirty Eight ($5,781,638) Dollars, and the School’s Building Maintenance account of Three Hundred Fifty Thousand ($350,000) Dollars as recommended by the Board of Finance, as the total Annual Town Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year commencing July 1, 2021.    

     

  2. To consider and take action upon a resolution to appropriate the sum of Forty Nine Million Fifty Thousand and eighty eight ($49,050,088) Dollars as recommended by the Board of Finance, as the Annual Board of Education Budget for the Fiscal Year commencing July 1, 2021.

     

  3. To authorize the First Selectman and the Treasurer of the Town of Bethel to borrow on short term notes or loans “tax anticipation notes” an amount not to exceed the aggregate of Six Million ($6,000,000) Dollars for the purpose of paying current expenditures of the Town of Bethel for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2021, which tax anticipation notes are to be repaid from anticipated tax revenues.

     

  4. To consider and take action upon a resolution that the tax on motor vehicles and personal property be collected in one or more than one installment.

     

  5. To establish the date on which the machine vote on the annual town budget shall take place in accordance with the provisions of the Bethel Town Charter.

     

  6. To do any and all things which may be legally required or appropriate to accomplish the above named purposes.

 

Dated at Bethel, Connecticut this 23th day of March 2021.

 

Board of Selectmen

Matthew S. Knickerbocker, First Selectman

Richard C. Straiton, Selectman

Paul R. Szatkowski, Selectman

 

TOWN OF BETHEL RECOMMENDED BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022

 

 

RECEIVED

REVISED

ESTIMATED

ACCOUNT

REVENUE SOURCE

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

500

GENERAL TAX REVENUE

$68,574,398

$68,749,823

$ 71,137,574

550

LICENSES AND PERMITS

563,886

362,500

362,500

600

INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUES

8,662,097

8,597,537

8,763,912

700

CHARGES FOR SERVICES

1,313,418

1,524,150

1,359,150

750

USE OF MONEY AND PROPERTY

787,748

530,000

230,000

850

OTHER REVENUES

979

1,000

1,000

 

 

$ 81,854,136

TOWN OF BETHEL RECOMMENDED BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022

 

 

SPENT

REVISED

RECOMMEDNED

ACCOUNT

DEPARTMENT

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

100

SELECTMEN

301,827

295,586

299,430

110

TREASURER

5,652

5,500

5,500

120

FINANCE

460,039

467,099

478,619

130

TOWN CLERK

220,404

237,557

235,580

140

ASSESSOR

228,459

238,377

243,668

150

TAX COLLECTOR

209,000

212,659

211,620

160

LEGAL & OTHER

460,487

251,080

264,830

170

PROBATE COURT

4,666

5,733

5,793

180

BUILDING INSPECTION

281,685

275,164

280,294

190

DATA PROCESSING

275,562

321,422

323,104

200

SOCIAL SERVICES

86,484

89,289

89,089

210

TOWN INSURANCE

1,305,877

1,399,999

1,439,400

220

FLEET MAINTENANCE

367,486

344,550

355,938

230

PUBLIC WORKS ADMIN

369,876

342,171

361,999

240

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

1,888,935

1,876,541

1,938,272

245

TRANSFER STATION

196,915

195,596

203,751

250

PLANNING & ZONING

253,046

253,428

260,008

260

BUILDING MAINTENANCE

846,490

805,462

842,204

270

TREE WARDEN

123,600

117,900

117,900

290

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

38,604

39,306

42,402

300

FIRE MARSHALL

94,761

108,057

109,630

310

BETHEL FIRE DEPARTMENT

181,117

182,900

182,900

320

STONY HILL FIRE DEPT

138,460

142,750

142,750

330

REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

86,679

108,080

105,465

340

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

42,442

53,750

53,750

350

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

323,433

375,983

427,618

360

POLICE DEPARTMENT

4,755,977

4,796,023

5,176,699

380

PARKS AND RECREATION

1,512,468

1,523,941

1,444,285

390

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

5,805,699

6,108,864

6,088,939

405

INTRA GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

437,799

476,971

476,971

410

UTILITIES AND OTHER CHARGES

2,372,602

2,549,748

2,469,460

420

MISC CHARGES AND TRANSFERS

698,551

1,075,278

861,350

430

SENIOR CENTER

205,645

243,223

238,689

435

LIBRARY

874,899

894,503

894,503

440

DEBT SERVICE

4,934,133

4,935,713

5,781,638

460

BUILDING MAINT - EDUCATION

765,085

445,000

350,000

TOTAL TOWN BUDGET

31,154,848

31,795,203

32,804,048

450

BOARD OF EDUCATION

46,415,473

47,969,807

49,050,088

TOTAL BUDGET

77,570,321

79,765,010

81,854,136