LISBON

The Lisbon Town Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a the proposed $15.5 million school budget that will be voted up or down by Lisbon voters at the polls on June 9.

The Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Lisbon Community School and consider the school budget articles, which propose $15,501,264 in expenditures. That represents an increase of $562,725 —3.8 percent — in spending from the current budget. The amount to be raised by taxes in the school department’s proposed budget, including adult education, is $5,689,788 — the same as last year — so there would be no increase in the total tax levy. Town and school officials could not be reached for information about the tax rate for the proposed school budget by press time.

The council will also consider voting on the school department’s request to use $43,259 from the capital reserve fund to pay for its guaranteed performance contract with Siemens to address building needs.

The council will also vote on authorizing the expenditure of $48,809 in excess proceeds from bonds issued by the town for construction of a new track at Lisbon High School, to be applied to the debt service on the track bond.

The council in January directed the town manager to cut $300,000 from the municipal budget and the school department to cut $600,000 in additional local funds. To meet the $ 600,000 mandate from the town, the school department would have to cut an additional $40,715. Council chairman Dillon Pesce said at the May 5 public budget hearing that he would not support the school spending plan as proposed.

The council will also consider a first reading of a moratorium prohibiting marijuana dispensary facilities for 180 days starting June 2 to give staff time to draft an ordinance. A 180-day moratorium was adopted in September 2010 and has expired.

The council will hold a public hearing on a victualer license for Joseph Roy at the Riverside Flea Market. Councilors will also consider renewal of an itinerant and mass gathering permit requested by the Moxie Festival Committee and several requested victualers license renewals.

The council will consider allowing Beaver Park furnace funds unexpected maintenance to a park truck. The truck needs about $1,700 in body work and as much as $400 in strut work. There is $2,102.55 in the park’s furnace account.

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