SOLON — Solon voters will be asked to raise less in taxes this year at the annual Town Meeting on Saturday, but spend more in the budget.

The proposed budget calls for $2,646 less in taxes than last year, with an increase of $5,518 in the overall budget of $411,854, according to First Selectman Elaine Aloes. The difference will come from reserve accounts.

A major issue before voters is the road paving plan and the purchase of a new grader.

For many years, the town has raised $159,000 by taxation either for road work or repaying road loans. This year, the Selectmen and Budget Committee propose spending $120,000 on road work, $24,000 on a used grader and $15,000 on a road loan.

One article calls for changing the name on a maintenance account from the Evergreen Cemetery Stone Maintenance Reserve Account to the Cemetery Maintenance Reserve Account so the money can be used on all the town-owned cemeteries.

Another article, requested by a citizen, calls for the installation of a street light at the entrance of the Overlook Trailer Park on U.S. Route 201.

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