Litchfield First Selectman Leo Paul Jr. is expected to present a proposed Board of Selectmen budget for 2013-14 to the Board of Finance on March 18.
Selectmen will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. to consider approving a proposed budget. At the selectmen's meeting on Tuesday, Paul said the proposed budget stands at $8,398,480, an increase of 1.87 percent over current spending.
Although the Board of Finance won't set the tax rate until after voters approve a town budget in the spring, early projections show taxpayers facing an increase in the tax rate of seven-tenths of one mill. The current rate of 22.2 mills would increase to 22.9 mills to cover the projected selectmen, education, capital and debt spending.