Finlay's budget needs a 1.6 percent tax bump

Finlay's budget needs a 1.6 percent tax bump

Two-thirds cut to school request; recall of 18 teachers uncertain


MITHFIELD - Town Manager Dennis Finlay has recommended a municipal budget of $63 million for the fiscal year starting July 1 that reflects $950,000 in additional spending over this year's appropriation, and carries a property tax increase of 1.63 percent to $17.47 a thousand.

The proposed budget, which must now pass muster with the Town Council, and subsequently with voters at the June 13 Financial Town Meeting, would increase the School Department's current appropriation from tax dollars by $300,000.

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