Kittery Town Council gets first glance of 2017 budget


KITTERY, Maine — The proposed town budget for the 2017 fiscal year would increase the property tax rate by 22 cents, a 1.4 percent increase over last year’s budget.

Interim Town Manager Carol Granfield previewed the $28.6 million budget for the council for the first time at Monday’s council meeting.

By far the largest expenditure of the budget is for the Kittery School District, with a $15.8 million budget. The school district expenditure makes up 56 percent of the proposed budget, though Council Chairman Gary Beers noted that when he first took office in 2008, the percentage “was nearly 70 percent.”

By Brian Early

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