KINGFIELD — Selectmen and budget committee members differ in how much of a budget increase they think residents should approve at the annual Town Meeting on Saturday.

Town Administrator Leanna Targett said selectmen have proposed a $951,546 budget, up 3.5 percent from last year’s $918,808 budget.

The budget committee recommended a $932,046 budget, up 1.4 percent from last year.

Incumbents Raymond Meldrum and Heather Moody as well as Brad Orbeton are running for two open selectmen seats, Targett said.

Incumbent Judy Dill and Beth Luce are running for a School Administrative District 58 board seat, she said.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the Kingfield Elementary School.

Last year, about 160 voters attended the meeting, she said. There are 809 registered voters in Kingfield.

She said the property tax could increase this year due to increases in the school and county budget.

The rate is now $14.50 per $1,000 of valuation, or $1,450 for a house valued at $100,000.


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