Burlington City Council agrees to budget
BURLINGTON, Vermont: With a vote of 11-2, the Burlington city budget was approved on June 23,2009 for the fiscal year 2010. The budget was approved with the council's two Republicans, Paul Decelles and Vince Dober, voting no.
The overall municipal budget for the coming year, including the school budget, is about $272.7 million. The approval from the city council means the budget will impose a tax increase of 6.3 percent, from 67 cents per $100 of assessed value to 71.2 cents. The council also approved increases in the rates for water and wastewater treatment. A three-year plan to increase rates by 10 percent a year began with the current budget and will continue through fiscal year 2010 and 2011.