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$6.8M Dover-Foxcroft budget to be brought to April 22 town meeting

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Dover-Foxcroft residents will gather at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 in the Morton Avenue Municipal Building gymnasium for the 2023 annual town meeting.

That morning, attendees will vote on six financial articles making up the town meeting warrant — which still is to be formally approved by the select board — together equaling a proposed 2023-24 municipal budget totaling $6,859,775. This figure is up by $319,750 (4.89 percent) from the current fiscal year’s $6.5 million-plus figure.

After applying $3,774,920 in non-tax revenues, the net amount to be raised via property taxes is $3,084,855. The near $3.8 million revenue figure is up by $134,392 (3.69 percent) from 2022-23, and the net amount to be raised represents a $185,358 increase (6.37 percent) compared to the current figure.

The 2023-24 budget was developed through a series of budget advisory committee meetings in March, which followed the select board subcommittees meeting in January.

The spending plan approved at the April 22 town meeting will then be moved to a referendum vote on Tuesday, June 13 for final approval. On the ballot Dover-Foxcroft residents will also vote on the RSU 68 budget, along with citizens of the fellow district communities of Charleston, Monson, and Sebec.

Detailed 2023-24 budget information can be found on the town website at www.dover-foxcroft.org. The town meeting warrant will be posted prior to April 22.

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