As a reminder, there will be a referendum on the Killingworth town budget on May 31st, 2012 at the Killingworth Elementary School between 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
We invite all Killingworth residents to attend and cast an informed vote. Residents unable to attend in person but who wish to cast an absentee ballot will need to use a different absentee ballot form known as the "Application for Absentee Ballot for Refendum Authorized to be held with less than three weeks notice", available on the Killingworth Republican website (log onto www.KillingworthGOP.org and select the ARCHIVES tab).
As noted previously, although the total dollar amount of the operating budget has gone down slightly, the mill rate applied to your property will have to increase as the town’s Grand List of taxable property value has gone down even more. This means that although some residents' taxes will largely remain the same since the raise in the mill rate will offset the decrease in the property value, many other residents will receive an increase in their property tax. No official figures have been released as to the exact number of residents who will be affected by this.
To review the proposed budget, to find out more about upcoming events, and learn about other local political news, please visit www.KillingworthGOP.org. We look forward to seeing you there on May 31st.