.

News Brief: Council Passes $89.56 Million Budget

The spending plan goes into effect on July 1.

On June 23, the Johnston Town Council unanimously approved an $89.56 million spending plan for fiscal 2012 that requires a 94-cent-per-$1,000 tax rate increase, about a 3 percent hike.

Mayor Joseph M. Polisena presented the budget at the hearing, held at the , and blamed recent cuts in state aid β€” which he said total $9 million β€” and federal mandates like the recent health care reforms with causing the town to raise taxes.

Owners of homes valued at $200,000 will see a $188 increase in their tax bills in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

Watch JohnstonPatch tomorrow for complete coverage, including photos and videos, of the town budget meeting.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something