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Westport Proposes $202.8M Budget, Less Than 1% Tax Increase

First Selectman Jim Marpe presented the proposed budget to the Westport Board of Finance.
First Selectman Jim Marpe presented the proposed budget to the Westport Board of Finance. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport town and school officials presented a $202.8 million budget to the Board of Finance at a recent meeting, according to the Connecticut Post.

First Selectman Jim Marpe said proposed budget as constituted would mean a property tax increase of less than 1 percent, the Connecticut Post reported.

Marpe presented the town-side of the budget which came in at $78.9 million, or a 2.5 percent increase, while Board of Education Chairman Michael Gordon's proposed school budget was for $111, 471,756, or an increase of just over 2 percent, the Connecticut Post said.

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