NEW GLOUCESTER — Voters will be asked Monday to approve 29 warrant articles at the annual town meeting and a budget proposal that increases the amount raised by local taxes by nearly 10 percent.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Memorial School on Route 231.

The amount of to be raised through local taxes in 2012-13 would be $1,495,553, compared to $1,354,001 raised for the 2011-2012 budget. That’s an $141,552 increase.

The figures do not include school spending or the town’s contribution to county government.

The remainder of the proposed $3,869,555 total municipal budget proposed, or $2,374,002, would be offset with revenues derived from existing capital reserves, state revenues and undesignated fund balances.

The current year’s budget is $4,718,203 included about $1 million taken from the town’s Pineland tax increment financing account.

Major spending for 2012-13 includes: administration, $296,390; highway department, $620,104; solid waste, $200,614; Fire Department, $206,894; planning, $96,515; library, $86,817; and recreation, $38,650.

One warrant article asked voters to amend the zoning ordinance to allow property owners to appeal a code enforcement officer’s decision to the New Gloucester Board of Appeals, instead of Cumberland County Superior Court.

Another asks voters to exempt residents deployed for military duty or stationed outside of Maine from paying excise taxes.


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