For the second year in a row, Weston taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief. Town Manager Donna VanderClock said recently that the town will not need to request a Proposition 2 1/2 override this year.
In a cover letter attached to her recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year, VanderClock says this is in part due to renegotiated contracts with town employees in which most agreed to pay 20 percent of their health care premiums instead of the 10 percent that had long been the norm.
For fiscal year 2009, this move saved the town almost $900,000, she said. The $58.79 million recommended budget for town government and school departments is about 4 percent higher than what was appropriated for the town's budget last year.
Residents can see the full recommended budget and financing plan for fiscal year 2009 on the town website.
-- Stephanie V. Siek
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