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Budget 2016-2017

Current Status

06/14/2016 - Cape Elizabeth voters validated the $24.3 million School Budget approved by the Town Council [news article]

05/29/2016 - The Town Council voted 4-2 to adopt a combined $37.9 million budget for 2016-17. [news article] Voters will be asked to validate a $24.3 million school budget June 14. Absentee voting at Town Hall until June 9

05/10/2016 - The Town Council will vote on a combined $37.9 million municipal budget for 2016-17 at a special meeting May 19 [news article]

04/27/2016 - The Town Council's finance committee voted 6-1 April 26, 2016 to forward a $37.9 million combined town, school and county budget for 2016-17 for public hearing on May 9 [news article]

04/22/2016 - The Town Council will review the School Board's proposed budget on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the lower level conference room at Town Hall. [meeting materials] School Budget information is on the school department website. After the presentation the council will vote to set a buget hearing for May 9.

04/22/2016 - The Town Council vote on the 2016-17 budget, originally scheduled for the May 9, 2016 council meeting, will be held prior to a council workshop on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The change was made to comply with state law which requires that the school budget validation election, scheduled this year to coincide with state and municipal election June 14, to be held within 30 days of budget adoption. Public hearing on the combined town, school, Community Services and county budget remains scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, May 9.

04/13/2016 - The School Board adopted a $24.3 million budget for fiscal 2017 at their meeting April 12, 2016. The budget, up 3.2 percent over this year's, poses a $12.40 tax rate for school services, up 46 cents, or 3.7 percent, over this year's rate for schools. The board will present its budget to the town council's finance committee on April 26, 7 p.m. in the lower-level conference room at Town Hall. [news article]

03/22/2016 - Town Manager Michael McGovern has distributed a list of miscellaneous municipal budget updates following the Finance Committee's initial budget-review meeting on March 21

03/15/2016 - Revised Preliminary state subsidy printouts from the Department of Education show Cape Elizabeth is slated to receive a $2.62 million state subsidy in 2016-17, $778,728 less than this year but more than the $2.43 million projected in January [news article]

03/02/2016 - Superintendent Meredith Nadeau has submitted a $24.5 million school budget proposal for 2016-17, an increase of 4 percent. The budget would add 68 cents, or 5.7 percent, to the current tax rate of $11.94 for school services. [news article]

03/02/2016 - Town Manager Michael McGovern has submitted a $12.3 million municipal budget proposal for 2016-17, an increase of 3.8 percent. The budget would add 10 cents, or 2.4 percent, to the current tax rate of $4.24 for municipal services. [news article]

02/10/2016 - Oversight of the Community Services program will change from the School Department to municipal government beginning July 1, 2016. The Town Council's finance committee will review Community Services' 2016-17 budget recommendations later this spring

02/10/2016 - Presentation of the superintendent's 2016-17 school budget recommendation has been postponed to March 1 [news article]

02/04/2016 - Cape Elizabeth's school subsidy is projected to decrease nearly $1 million, according to preliminary printouts issued by the Maine Department of Education [news article]

02/01/2016 - Town Manager Michael McGovern gave an early picture of the municipal budget at a joint Town Council/School Board workshop.  He said there are pressures from debt service, health insurance and a 2.5 percent proposed pay adjustment.  His target is to reduce a projected 4.7 percent increase in the municipal budget to 2.6 percent. [presentation]

09/14/2015 - The Town Council on Sept. 14, 2015 approved a $17 million, 10-year capital stewardship plan for 2017-2026.

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