LITCHFIELD — The Board of Selectmen and the town Budget Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a municipal budget of almost $1.35 million for the upcoming fiscal year.

Town Manager Michael Byron said the amount is about $23,000 greater than the current municipal budget and includes $30,000 to replace the roof of the Town Office and the Old Town House Museum.

“All department heads have essentially held the line,” he said.

Byron said the Cobbossee Watershed assessment remained flat and the county tax dropped a little.

Property owners, however, could see a $1 increase in the tax rate because of the proposed school budget, which would cost the town about $320,000 more. The current tax rate is $12.10 per $1,000 of property valuation.

Voters will get to weigh in on the municipal budget at the annual Town Meeting June 15 at the Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club.

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