WINDHAM — Details on both the town and school district's proposed budgets will be available at the annual deliberative sessions.

The school's proposed budget will be discussed at the session on Friday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. at the Windham High School. The town's deliberative session is the next day, Saturday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m., also at the high school.

Election Day is March 9 and voters will consider both town and school budgets, and also will choose town and school officials.


Windham town officials will present the numbers for next year, including a total proposed $16.7 million town budget that includes general government costs, public safety, highway, welfare, health and human services, culture and recreation, roads, sanitation and debt service.

In addition, the public will also hear about a list of warrant articles that, if approved, would appropriate money to fund various town services, repairs and capital projects.

Proposed warrant articles include: 

$750,000 to purchase a new fire engine to replace a 2006 aging model; $75,000 to add to the town's Property Maintenance Trust; $93,770 to pay the third and final payment on a three-year lease on a new ambulance; $110,000 to re-shingle the fire station roof; $50,000 to support the Town Common Beautification Project, and $30,000 to be placed in a Capital Reserve Fund for future improvements of the Greenway Recreational Trail as a pedestrian/bike path, part of the Capital Improvement Plan.

The warrant also includes a list of proposed planning amendments

On the school side, voters will hear more details about the district's proposed $56.6 million operating budget for next year. The school warrant also includes articles dealing with a collective bargaining agreement with the Windham Education Association; up to $250,000 to be added to the district's Special Education Capital Reserve Fund, and up to $200,000 to be added to the Capital Needs and Building and Grounds Maintenance Capital Reserve Fund.


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