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YARMOUTH — The Town Council unanimously approved a $10.65 million municipal budget that will maintain current services.
Town Manager Nat Tupper said the budget was adopted by the council Thursday, May 5 without any changes. No residents offered public comment.
The municipal budget is 1.7 percent, or $182,000, larger than this year due mostly to an increase in employee benefits and insurance, Tupper said. About $142,000 of the increase is due to a change in demographics.
“The good news is this change is not institutional and we don’t expect to see these increases year after year,” he said.
The proposed school budget is $19.8 million, an increase of 1.75 percent, or $340,000, over this year.
The estimated tax rate for the total fiscal year 2012 budget is $20.29 per $1,000 of assessed value, an increase of 49 cents, or 2.5 percent.
Town Meeting will be held June 7 at Harrison Middle School at 7 p.m. The school budget referendum vote is Tuesday, June 14, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Amvets Hall, 148 North Road.