Total spending for the general and highway funds is increasing from
"We didn't have a lot of wiggle room," he said.
The general fund spending is increasing by around
He said the town offered additional health insurance options in an effort to control costs. One plan was comparable to what employees had before and the other was a high-deductible plan that was offset by a town-sponsored health savings account.
In addition, Simpson said the town is replacing chairs in the meeting room, purchasing a new mower for the cemeteries and ballfields and upgrading its playgrounds and equipment.
Simpson said among some of the major increases for the highway budget are money for a new quarter-ton pickup truck and a pavement blacktop roller.
There are also 2 percent employee raises for town employees, according to Simpson.
The fire district tax rate would increase from
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