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Weston tax referendums fail; staff/service cuts likely


Voters in the Village of Weston rejected two questions on the November ballot asking the Village be allowed to raise taxes.

Village Administrator Daniel Guild says Weston faces a $500,000 deficit. If the referendums had passed, $400,000 would have gone to pay for the current operations like police and fire services. Guild adds $120,000 was earmarked for bus service, which will resume in Weston in 2013. Voters in Weston approved the idea back in June, and the Village is now required to pay for the costs of the service.

With the failure of the referendums, Weston community leaders are faced with finding a way to balance the budget.  They say they will have to meet to talk about possible staff and service cuts.

The Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Monday. A public meeting takes place December 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Weston Village Hall.

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