Budget vote expected tonight

The Milford Board of Aldermen is expected to vote on the 2018-19 budget tonight, Tuesday, May 22, at Milford City Hall. The budget meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Taxes for the typical homeowner were expected to go down $11 next year under the plan that was submitted to the aldermen for review.

The typical homeowner here in Milford is described as one owning a house with a market value of $311,070.

The finance board approved a budget of $210,193,398, up 2.14% from the current budget of $205,787,062. That figure represents allocations for the city and schools.

During a public hearing in April, some residents asked the aldermen to increase the finance board-recommended allocation to the Board of Education.

It will take a simple majority vote to reduce budget allocations, but if the aldermen want to add spending to the budget proposal, it will require two-thirds vote of the board.