On a 5-3 vote, the Mansfield Town Council approved a $45 million 2012-13 budget Monday, taking on the .
Under the approved budget, taxes would increase by 1.8 percent, or $81, and require a .48 mill increase, bringing the mill rate to 27.16.
For the owner of an average single-family house - valued at $169,080 - the tax bill would be $4,615 for the year, Town Clerk Mary Stanton said Tuesday.
Under the approved spending plan, the Mansfield Board of Education (MBOE) remained level-funded at $20,588,160.
The Town’s contribution to the Region #19 Board of Education came in at $9,503,550, a decrease of $225,690, or approximately 2.3 percent over the current year.
A proposed amendment to eliminate $100,000 from the Town's surplus health insurance fund was voted down 6-2 Monday.
Mansfield’s budget will be voted on at a Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the .
A will be held on Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Audrey P. Beck Municipal Building.
- To review budget documents in detail, visit the Town of Mansfield's Web site.