Salisbury passes annual budget

SALISBURY — The 2024-25 budgets for municipal and education spending were approved at town meeting Wednesday, May 8 (held online and in person).

The Board of Finance met immediately after the town meeting and set the 2024-25 mill rate at 11.0 mills, same as 2023-24.

Board of Finance Chair Pari Forood opened the meeting. She said the expected total revenues from sources other than property taxes to be approximately $1,650,000 and that the town’s operating surplus is about $500,000.

The Board of Selectmen budget had a spending increase of 4.8% for a total of $8,619,572 budgeted in 2024-25. The Board of Education budget has an increase of 3.09% for a total of $6,535,939. The Region One budget, which was approved at the May 7 referendum, includes Salisbury’s assessment of $4,408,013, a 5.55% increase.

The total of all three budgets is $19,563,524, which is an increase from last year’s total budget of 4.4%.

The vote on the combined budget passed unanimously, 12 yes to zero no votes.

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