Residents will have a chance to comment on the 2016-17 city budget plan at a public hearing Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at Milford City Hall.

After discussions and line-item votes March 2, the finance board voted for a total spending plan for the city and school system of $204,941,392, which is a 1.37% increase over the current budget. If nothing changes at the Board of Aldermen level, the mill rate would drop from 27.88 to 27.83 — .05 mill.

That means that for the typical homeowner, with a home at a market value of $311,070, taxes would go down $11 next year.

Residents can find the proposed budget at the city website, http://www.ci.milford.ct.us/city-budget.

Next in the budget process, the Board of Aldermen will review the proposal forwarded by the Board of Finance before voting on a budget sometime in May.