UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Town budget numbers hard to swallow at LWV lunch

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Town budget numbers hard to swallow at LWV lunch

Fiscal Officer Paul Hiller gave the audience plenty to chew regarding town finances during a recent presentation to the League of Women Voters. Hiller provided a look at the municipal budget process under way during the league's brown-bag lunch in the Fairfield Public Library last week, and reviewed the major "drivers" that comprise the largest increases in the municipal spending proposed for the fiscal year starting July 1. The proposed 2012-13 budget is $273.3 million, compared to current spending of $263 million budget, an almost 4 percent increase. Not all were happy with the information being served up at the lunchtime gathering by the veteran official. "You're driving people out of the town," said Joan Fortuna. "It's a disgrace to our town ... who's going to listen?" READ MORE:

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