Milford residents can comment on budget plan April 7

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,

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.