It’s budget time in Bridgewater, with a public hearing set for Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the town hall. Here are highlights from the proposed budget:
- A one percentage-point increase in the meals tax, going to 6 percent.
- A cigarette tax of 20 cents per pack.
- The creation of a stormwater utility and accompanying fee. The town says the fee would start next June and would be about $1 per month for single-family homes. Other properties would pay higher fees.
- An inflation adjustment of 3.16 percent for water, sewer and sanitation fees.