Polls open for the annual North Haven budget referendum on Tuesday, May 22 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters decide whether to pass the budget or send it back to the drawing board.
The question on the ballot is as follows: “Shall the town of North haven, in accordance with the recommendation of the Board of Finance approve and adopt a budget consisting of $45,720,684 for the Board of Education and $39,330,314 for the Town Government for a total amount of $85,050,998 for the fiscal year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013?”
First Selectman Michael Freda , which represents a 1.1 percent increase from the current fiscal year. There’s no tax rate increase in the budget.
The school portion of the budget includes some restructuring. Eight positions – including five special education teachers – are being eliminated. Seven new positions will be created in their place.
“The plan is and always has been to reallocate those moneys for other positions we need in the district,” Superintendent Robert Cronin .
Here are the polling places throughout town:
District 1: , 7 Linsley St.
District 2: Montowese School, 145 Fitch St.
District 3: Ridge Road School, 1341 Ridge Rd.
District 4: Green Acres School, 146 Upper State St.
District 5: , 456 Clintonville Rd.
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