North Canaan budget heads to hearing

NORTH CANAAN — The Board of Finance has sent the 2024-25 spending plans to public hearing scheduled for May 15 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.

During the board’s April 10 meeting, one change was made to the municipal spending proposal. The Housatonic River Commission’s request for $400 was approved and added to the town budget. Salary negotiations with the highway department remain ongoing, which may lead to another adjustment.

There are three parts to the budget: municipal spending, elementary school spending, and Region One’s high school assessment.

The selectmen’s spending proposal showed a total of $3,642,536 in municipal expenses, a reduction of $24,166 (0.67%) compared to 2023-24.

North Canaan Elementary School showed a bottom line of $4,536,112.70 for next year, an increase of $110,075.87 (2.49%) over 2023-24.

North Canaan’s total Region One assessment came in at $5,565,923, down $136,960 (2.4%) from last year.

Overall, the combined budget totals in 2024-25 $13,344,971.70, a reduction of $51,150.13 (0.38%) compared to last year.

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