Month: January 2010

Town sets fiscal year 2012 budget

The Selectboard finalized its FY2012 budget at a special meeting Monday, Jan. 24. The board unanimously supported a $6,171,350 general fund budget, up $276,129 or 4.5 percent from this year’s $5,895,221. This year’s tax levy, or the amount to be raised by taxes, is $4,452,663, up from fiscal year 2011’s $4,171,369. The municipal tax rate is estimated to be $.4146 this year, up 2.5 cents from last year’s $.3896. This includes 1.25 cents for the library expansion and West Milton Road reconstruction projects approved by voters last year. The average homeowner will see a $45 increase on his or...

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CCTA routes approved for February service

The Chittenden County Transportation Authority’s board of commissioners approved Milton’s proposed bus routes last month, giving the go-ahead for service beginning in February. “It sounds like the CCTA board is confident that everything is okay with the route they saw in December,” said CCTA planning manager Meredith Birkett. The route includes two morning and evening commuter trips and a midday and evening run. Major stops in Milton are the Chimney Corners Park and Ride, Catamount Industrial Park, Milton Town Offices, a River Street-Villemaire Avenue stop and Husky. The first bus arrives at River Street-Villemaire at 6:40 a.m. and pulls...

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