Falls Village budget vote set for June 1

FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Finance voted to send the proposed 2024-25 spending plans from the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Education to a town meeting scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. at the Emergency Services Center.

The Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen met Monday, May 13.

The finance board voted unanimously to send the education spending plan of up to $3,670,854 to the town meeting.

The board voted to send the town spending plan of up to $2,328,687, with temporary chair Amy Wynn (filling in for David Wilburn) dissenting.

At the May 13 selectmen’s meeting, First Selectman Dave Barger stated he was notified the Town of Canaan did not receive a state Transportation Rural Improvement Program (TRIPS) grant applied for last year. He will reapply in the next round.

Barger said he had been informed that invoices from Allied Engineering Associates in North Canaan dated November 2023 had not been paid. He said he would investigate the matter and make sure the bills are paid.

Barger said the latest delay on the sale of 35 Railroad St. is due to scheduling problems with surveyor Mat Kiefer, but the survey is now underway.

The selectmen voted unanimously to appoint Tracy Wilson as cemetery sexton for all cemeteries except Grassy Hill, which is looked after by Dick Heinz.

The selectmen voted unanimously to reappoint Mark Rosen as an alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission, for a six-year term.

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