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REMINDER: Referendum on the Killingworth Town Budget tomorrow, May 31, 2012

The Killingworth Republican Town Committee would like to remind Killingworth Residents of the referendum on the Killingworth town budget on May 31st.

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.

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Dave Adametz May 30, 2012 at 09:18 PM
I want to thank John McMahon and the other board of Finance members for their hard work in banging out this budget. Asking the residents to vote via referendum instead of an informal show of hands encourages the residents of Killingworth to take a more active role in being more knowledgable about the budget process, and it makes it that much easier for people (particularly the elderly, the handicapped, or, like me, people chronically scrunched for time) to come and make an informed vote. Plus, it sets the stage on how the upcoming decision to approve the new town hall addition should be carried out. This can only be a good thing, regardless of how we look at it.

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