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St. George budget set for town meeting votes

By Stephen Betts | Apr 01, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

St. George — St. George residents will get to decide next month on a proposed 2021-2022 budget that represents an increase of 3.7%.

The Select Board and Budget Committee have given their approval to the proposed $3,370,639 spending package. This is a 3.7% ($120,252) from the voter-approved 2020-2021 budget.

The Select Board met March 8 and unanimously recommended the amounts to send to the public at the annual town meeting.

The public works road and property maintenance budget is the largest account, proposed at $673,498.

The town office budget is proposed at $644,412.

The solid waste budget is proposed at $579,884.

The fire department budget is proposed at $412,836.

The harbors budget is proposed at $402,734.

The social and community services budget is proposed at $233,780.

The planning department budget is proposed at $121,289.

The parks and recreation department is proposed at $104,933.

The annual town meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 11.

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