Public hearing on proposed New Britain budget set for May 1

Published on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 18:38
Written by Skyler Frazer


NEW BRITAIN – The Common Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 1 to give residents an opportunity to comment on Mayor Erin Stewart’s budget proposal.

On April 11, Mayor Erin Stewart presented the Common Council with a budget proposal of $237,729,089 for fiscal year 2018-2019. Stewart’s proposal is a 1.58 percent reduction from this year’s operating budget of $241.53 million.

The proposal allots $111,056,555 for the city side of the budget and $125,700,000 to the Board of Education, the same it was given last year. Including other education costs, $126,672,534 is allotted to the school district.

The proposal maintains the current mill rate of 50.50 on real estate and personal properties and 45.00 for motor vehicles.

The hearing will also let residents comment on the mayor’s proposed Special Revenue Budget, which allocates money to things like the Stanley Operating Fund and the Sewer Operating Fund. Residents can also address Stewart’s proposed Capital Improvement Program plan, which allots $1,159,680 to various projects in the city, like the Stanley Loop Trail.

More details about the mayor’s budget proposal can be found at the city’s website, .

The Common Council will adopt a budget in June.

The public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 in Council Chambers, City Hall.

Skyler Frazer can be reached at 860-801-5087 or by email at

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 18:38. Updated: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 18:40.