Winsted Town Seal
Winsted Town Seal

WINSTED — A public hearing on the proposed town budget for Fiscal 2021-2022 will be held virtually on Monday, April 5 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.
According to meeting documents, the hearing will be held virtually due to the continuing Covid pandemic.
On March 15, Town Manager Robert Geiger submitted a proposed budget that includes up to $550,000 in higher property taxes, and will, if approved, give the town its first mill rate increase in five years.
For the Fiscal 2021-2022 budget, Geiger is proposing a total budget of $34,804,278, along with a mill rate increase to 33.94.
The budget for the Fiscal year 2020-2021, which was approved by the Board of Selectmen and not residents due to the pandemic, was $34,228,000.
For more information see previous article Town Manager Geiger proposing higher property taxes to cover expenditures.
On March 31, Winchester Superintendent of Schools Melony Brady-Shanley and Gilbert School Superintendent Anthony Serio presented their proposed budgets at a public hearing.
For the Winchester School District’s Fiscal 2021-2022 budget, Brady-Shanley is proposing a budget of $20,558,504, an increase of $596,818 or 2.99 percent from this fiscal year.
The total proposed budget for Gilbert is $7,843,928 for Fiscal 2021-2022, an increase of $162,240 from the previous fiscal year.
For more information see previous article Proposed education budget discussed at public hearing.
Here is the Zoom meeting information for the April 5 meeting:
Meeting ID: 823 0212 3842
Passcode: 766447