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Washington Annual Town Meeting Preview | Central Berkshires

Town Meeting: Wednesday 7pm at Town Hall, 8 Summit Road.

Municipal election: May 18, noon to 4 p.m., town hall. There is one contested race for Select Board: Stephen B. Deloye and Keith J. Sharp are vying for a seat being vacated by Select Board Chairman Kent Lew.

KEY ISSUES AT THE CITY MEETING: The proposed city budget of $2,341,118, recommended for approval by the Finance Committee, is an increase of 3.38 percent. Voters will also consider:

• Approval of an updated regional agreement for the Central Berkshire Regional School District.

• An allocation of $103,443 for capital costs to the Central Berkshire Regional School District.

• An allocation of $745,077 for local contributions to the school district, as well as for transportation and a “base budget balance.”

• An allocation of $199,518.70 for vocational education, including tuition, transportation, bus and vehicle maintenance.

–Jane Kaufman