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Our Only Opportunity

Published April 29, 2020

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On Wednesday, May 6 at 6 p.m., the Clinton Town Council will conduct a virtual public hearing on the proposed town and education budgets. The initial proposed increases are 1.63 percent for education and 7.47 percent for the town, for an overall increase of 3.59 percent. But that was before the coronavirus epidemic. Town Manager Karl Kilduff has stated he intends to recommend a number of reductions to the budget, which will help get the tax rate increase as close to zero as possible. Bravo. But I think in light of the circumstances and the uncertainty of revenues including state financial aid to municipalities, the Town Council should look to reduce the budget to at least five percent less than last year’s. With many taxpayers suffering from loss of income and mounting debts, it’s time to bite the bullet and reduce expenditures.

I encourage readers to watch or listen to the meeting by navigating to global.gotomeeting.com/join/938572013on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. The link can be found on the town’s website. Or they can participate by phone by dialing 571-317-3122 and using access code 938-572-013.

There will not be a referendum this year, so this is our only opportunity to voice our opinions to the Town Council.

Vincent Cimino
Clinton

Editor’s note: Written comments can also be submitted to the town via email by writing to budget@clintonct.org. Emails must be submitted to the Town Council by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5. Writers should know that all emails submitted to the council will also appear online for the public to read in the posted agenda for the meeting.