Starting Tuesday February 23, 2021, the Stonington budget process will begin and continue through the month of March and into April. To view the current, proposed draft budget, please see here: www.stonington-ct.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3851/f/uploads/2021-2022_first....
Budget season kicks off with a series of budget presentations that go into detail on specific areas of the budget and are a great way to get a deeper understanding of the inner workings of your local government.
The next step is the Board of Finance deliberations, where members will publicly discuss and debate how best to balance the many pressing financial needs of our community. After deliberations, we hold a Public Hearing in April where the public has the opportunity to share views on specific line items within the budget.
The First Selectman then presents the final budget at a Town Meeting to residents before moving it to a referendum for residents to vote on directly.
We encourage all residents to engage in the budget process, as the investments being made in our community will impact many aspects of daily life in both the short- and long-term.
To ensure fair access to information and the safety of our community, we will provide virtual access to residents for the budget presentations. Due to COVID concerns, public will not be able to attend the presentations in-person, but we will offer a WebEx link, phone line, and will stream to FaceBook live, as well as recordings available on the Town’s YouTube page for access after the meetings. We will be continuing to monitor COVID rates in and around our community, and working in partnership with LLHD and Town Hall staff, will determine if we can offer a in-person option for the public hearing.
Please note, the below dates/times/location are subject to change. Please check the Town’s website at www.stonington-ct.gov to confirm in advance of attending any meeting.
Budget Presentations (Virtual)
February 23, 2021 General Gov’t with CIP, WPCA with CIP 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
March 02, 2021 SOLID WASTE with CIP 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PUBLIC WORKS with CIP
March 04, 2021 Human Services with CIP 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Outside Agencies with CIP
March 09, 2021 BOE with CIP 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
March 11, 2021 Police Dept with CIP 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
March 16, 2021 Board of Finance Deliberations 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
March 18, 2021 Board of Finance Deliberations 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
April 1, 2021 Board of Finance Public Hearing 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Board of Finance Meeting Immediately Following TBD
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
April 19, 2021 7:00 PM
REFERENDUM/ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
April 27, 2021 Adjourned Annual Town Meeting 8:30 PM