Crofton board OKs spending increase without tax hike

November 15, 1995|By Tanya Jones | Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF

The board of the Crofton Civic Association has approved a $574,000 budget for fiscal 1997 that increases spending by about 1 percent but keeps the special district tax rate at 26 cents per $100 of assessed value.

The board voted 3-1 Monday night in favor of the budget, which includes a 2 percent cost of living raise for Town Hall employees.

Board members had asked Town Manager Barbara Swann to find $7,100 in the spending plan to shift into a 2 percent cost-of-living raise, but Ms. Swann said she could find only $2,540 to cut from public safety, maintenance and other categories.

Members voted to spend $300 more on entertainment for recreational activities and $700 for a new computer for Town Hall.

Because the budget includes an increase, residents must vote on the measure at the civic association's annual general membership meeting in January.

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