Aldermen recommend budget increase, taxes remain the same

Shelton’s Board of Aldermen announced its budget recommendation for the 2018-19 year at its Tuesday night special meeting. It includes an increase of $39,374 for the mayor’s budget and a 0.27% decrease in the mill rate.

The Board of Aldermen voted to pass a $124,132,254 total budget, with a mill rate of 22.15 for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

The mill rate for 2017-18 was 22.21.

“The taxes will essentially remain the same,” said Board of Aldermen President John F. Anglace Jr.

The Board of Ed requested for $74.7 million but will get $72.7 million, which is $1.23 million more than last year.

This story will be updated with more information by May 30.