Colchester Approves Budget on Third Try


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COLCHESTER – On their third opportunity to vote on a budget for the 2022 fiscal year, Colchester voters approved the town’s budget by a vote of 1,119 in favor and 628 opposed.

The approval comes nearly two months after voters rejected a budget for a second time this year by a margin of six votes, with 873 in favor and 879 opposed. 

The mill rate for the year will be 33.05, an increase of 0.21 mills over last year’s budget.

That increase is an entirely due to the Board of Education budget, approved by voters at a referendum on June 15. The Colchester Board of Finance cut $75,000 in proposed spending from the previous budget proposal.