WESTBROOK – Westbrook officials are preparing to unveil a proposed 2013 municipal budget that could include some layoffs, though little to no increase in spending is predicted.

The City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to get its first look at the budget, followed immediately by a meeting of the council’s Finance Committee, where members will examine in detail the portion of the budget relating to police, fire and dispatch.

Following a recent workshop session between the City Council and the Westbrook School Committee, which included discussions of cutting more than 20 positions in the school district, City Administrator Jerre Bryant said “a number of positions” on the municipal side might not survive the newest budget drafting session.

This year’s budget stands at $24.2 million, and Bryant said he does not expect that number to go up in the next fiscal year.

Bryant this week declined to disclose his budget, saying he wanted to share those figures first with the City Council, but he confirmed that the city is still looking to eliminate about six positions.

That doesn’t mean six people will lose their jobs. Bryant said as of this week, some of the positions that are on the chopping block are unfilled.

“We’ve held some positions vacant in anticipation of this,” he said.

Despite that, Bryant said, it’s possible that “one to two” people may be laid off.

Bryant said he told all the department heads that their budget submissions could not exceed 98.5 percent of what they submitted last year.

When asked if all the department heads complied with that demand, Bryant said “pretty much” everyone did, and that, combined with the personnel eliminations, will keep costs down this year.

The school district is facing a tougher struggle. In a recent interview, School Superintendent Marc Gousse said the working figure for a proposed school district budget was $31.6 million, an increase of $745,000 from the 2011-2012 budget. With staff salary increases mandated by the latest batch of collective bargaining agreements, and state and federal funding less than expected, the resulting budget gap stands at about $2.2 million.

In preparing this year’s school budget, officials had to close a $3.7 million gap, which led to a loss of six teachers and seven support staff. In the new budget, the district could lose even more people.

Like the municipal budget, the school budget is still a work in progress. The Finance Committee will review it twice this month, and the full School Committee is expected to vote on it in April.

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