Sanford residents will decide June 10 whether to approve school and municipal budgets, allocate money for school energy conservation improvements and overturn a City Council action.

The proposed municipal budget is $21.6 million, up 1.86 percent or $395,117 from the current year. City Manager Steven Buck said the proposed budget maintains city services and programs, but reduced or cut four positions.

The budget eliminates the director of environmental services positions, which is currently occupied. Two positions in the police department that are unoccupied were not funded. Additionally, there was a reduction in staffing in the codes and planning departments that did not require a layoff.

The proposed school budget is $35.1 million, up 1.15 percent, or about $399,000, from the current year.

Superintendent David Theoharides said this is the second consecutive year Sanford has faced “a very difficult budget season.” The district saw a “minimal” increase of less than $100,000 in state education subsidy, while also dealing with significant increases in fixed costs such as oil and contracted teacher raises, he said.

To absorb fixed cost increases, the district reduced the hours of contracted services providers, including physical and occupational therapists. School officials also cut a request for iPads at elementary schools and reduced spending on supplies and staff travel expenses. The budget also cut funding for a career coordinator at the technical school, but that position will now be funded through a grant.

Theoharides said district officials initially requested an additional $1 million to restore cuts made in previous years, when sports programs and 35 positions were eliminated.

“We wanted to restore some of that, but the $1 million added to the fixed cost increases was just too much,” he said. “The budget is as tight a budget as I have ever seen.”

Residents also will vote on a $1.5 million bond for school energy conservation projects. The money would be used for costs associated with improvements to the roofing system at Sanford High School, windows, exterior walls, heating, ventilation, electrical systems and lighting. The total estimated debt service on the bond is about $1.67 million.

Also on the ballot is a referendum question that stems from a resident’s petition to overturn a City Council-adopted limit on citizen petitions.

Buck, the city manager, said after a new charter was approved in 2012, members of the charter commission noticed language had been left out of the section that outlines the process for petitioning for a referendum to overrule a council vote. The charter gave no time constraints for filing a request for petitions, meaning residents could try to overrule an action made by the council years before, Buck said.

To remedy that omission, he said, the City Council voted to add language to specify that residents have 14 days after a council vote to request a petition, which starts the process of collecting signatures to force a referendum vote. If that new section is repealed June 10, there would be no time limit for requesting petitions.