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Some Fairfield Residents Fumed Over Proposed 2012-2013 Budget

The proposed budget represents an increase of 3.61 percent, or $9.5 million over the current budget.

A small number of residents reportedly voiced their displeasure with the , representing a 3.61 percent increase over the current budget, during a Saturday morning at the .

According to a report in the Fairfield Citizen, some complained that the proposed increase is too steep, considering that many residents in town are struggling financially.

The proposed $272.6 million town budget, which includes the , is an increase of $9.5 million over the current budget of $263.1 million. It is still subject to approval by the Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance and RTM.

Helping to drive the increase are renegotiated contracts with school district employees, increasing school enrollment, and the town's recently-adjusted pension obligations.

mark March 29, 2012 at 03:50 PM
maryHelen Are you peter sister or mom
mark March 29, 2012 at 04:22 PM
MaryHelen I tried to attend a meeting, but unfortunately missed it. look maryhelen i know many of these people who started this group wealthy newcomers to are community and not that it matters what ones wealth is, but they are the same ones who supported mega homes, look were thats going MaryHelen. I was on a task force which i express my dislike of the mega homes for several reasons and not because they lack beauty, one reason was the disproportionate taxes it created on all the homes in Fairfield.MaryHelen i can give you a list of findings if you like . Many of the people in your group wanted these mega homes because they were short sided.Either they or their husbands work in or own major corporations and there trying to protect their own interest What their saying is lets slash and cut all budgets because i didn't do anything wrong, i'm not responsible for anything i did on wall street to create the economic colapse.MaryHelen it was cause by all bodies of government and corp america.Just look what the state workers were trying to get after storm irene
maryHelen Melnick March 29, 2012 at 04:35 PM
I think you very wrong since I was a on group with in this group for the metro center and I can tell you many were not wealthy.Many come to this group form all walks of life. As for the mega homes it not the people who want them its the builders who are getting away getting building permits to build them.someoen in the building department is pertmitting this. come to the meeting and see how we operate.
maryHelen Melnick March 29, 2012 at 04:36 PM
mark; no I am not related to Peter but know of him and who he is.
Fairfield native March 29, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Unfortunately, that is the impression that is made by many in your group. There is disregard of quality program and department because the ultimate goal is to lower taxes. It is a very short sided approach to community.

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