Two public budget hearings to be held Wednesday

CYNDI MURRAY FILE PHOTO | The public will be able to ask questions about Supervisor Scott Russell proposed 2014 during two public hearings Wednesday.

Members of the public will have not one, but two chances to give their two cents on the proposed 2014 budget on Wednesday.

The public will have a chance to weigh in at 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. on Supervisor Scott Russell’s $41.6 million spending plan, which includes a 1 percent spending increase over the current year and would result in a 1.17 percent tax hike.

The budget calls for $23 million to be raised through taxes, according to Mr. Russell’s budget statement. The supervisor proposes using $2.4 million in reserves – down from last year’s $2.7 million.

Mr. Russell and Town Comptroller John Cushman will discuss the proposed spending plan as well as the budgeting process.

Both public hearings on the budget will be held on November 6 in the Town Hall meeting room.