The Board of Finance late Wednesday set a $19.605 million proposed budget for 2005-06 - the town's fifth this year. The proposal represents an increase of 4.26 percent from the 2004-05 budget and includes $11.09 million for the Board of Education, $5.36 million for the Board of Selectmen and $3.15 million for debt service. It's roughly $152,000 less than the proposal voters defeated at a referendum Oct. 25.The Finance Board set Dec. 14 as the date for a public hearing on the proposal. The next referendum must take place at least 14 days later, according to Board of Finance Chairman John Ferrara.
Westbrook Proposes $19.6m Budget
That puts the kibosh on plans to set a budget before Christmas."That wa...