The average Trumbull homeowner will likely receive a tax increase of just under 2% under the $169.7-million 2018-19 municipal budget approved by the Town Council. First Selectman Vicki Tesoro’s $169.6 proposal submitted in February was squarely in the Goldilocks zone, according to council Chairman Mary Beth Thornton. The Board of Finance will officially set the mill rate in May.
“First Selectman Vicki Tesoro’s budget was exactly right for Trumbull in 2018,” Thornton said before the vote. “This budget prioritizes the right spending while keeping the tax increase below 2%. This budget is fair and works for all residents.”