New London’s budget for the fiscal year 2013-2014 has been certified, according to the mayor’s office.
“I want to recognize and applaud Council President Passero and Board President Curtin on their efforts to ensure that the City of New London has a sound and responsible budget. This was a lengthy process in which every person involved did their due diligence as elected officials for the City of New London,” Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio said in a statement.
The fiscal year started on July 1, 2013 and ends on June 30, 2014.
The police department budget is $7.5 million, while the fire department budget is $5.5 million.
“I appreciate the hard work of my colleagues on the Council and their willingness to compromise to reach unanimous agreement on the revised general government budget. I think the strong consensus by the entire Council helped to build support in our city for this budget,” said Council President Michael Passero.
“I am pleased, as Board President, to have been a part in establishing better communication with both the Mayor's Office and City Council in order to come to an agreement so that our children will benefit in the long run,” concluded Board of Education President Margaret Curtin.
A memo from City Clerk Nathan Caron and the budget ordinances are attached.