$26M budget goes to RSU 1 voters

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BATH — Residents in Regional School Unit 1 will vote next week on a $26 million spending plan for fiscal 2013.

The district budget meeting will be held at the Bath Middle School gymnasium at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. Residents will vote again in a budget validation referendum a week later. If approved, the budget will take effect July 1.

Taxes in Bath are proposed to increase by 5.38 percent, or about $438,000, to $8.6 million. Arrowsic’s assessment could climb nearly 16 percent to $494,000. Phippsburg could increase 9.54 percent to nearly $3 million, and Woolwich’s tax would grow 1.77 percent to $3.1 million.

West Bath’s assessment could decrease nearly 17 percent, to $2.2 million.