Proposed Beacon city budget ups spending, adds positions but lowers tax rates

BEACON – The proposed 2020 Beacon City budget with a general fund of $21.8 million, includes three additional career firefighters, one more police officer and a full-time human resources position. The budget is at the two percent tax cap.

The spending plan, unveiled Monday evening, is about $1 million more than the 2019 budget, but lowers the tax rates for both residential and commercial property.

Mayor Randy Casale said the proposal is a sound budget.

“This is the seventh straight year we are able to stay under the two percent tax cap while continuing to provide services that keep our city safe, invest in our infrastructure and improve the quality of life for our citizens,” Casale said.

The budget also includes funding for a full-time deputy city clerk, a part-time climate smart coordinator and continued funding for the Beacon free Loop bus system.



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