The Southbury municipal budget and the Region 15 school budget both passed by a wide margin Wednesday.
The town budget, a $19 million figure and a 1.3 percent increase in the town’s operating budget from the previous year, passed by a count of 2,012 to 350.
The Region 15 budget, a $60 million figure and a zero percent increase from the previous year, was approved by a count of 1,897 – 468 in Southbury, and 515 – 445 in Middlebury, for a total of 2,412 – 913.
2,368 residents, or nearly 18 percent of Southbury voters, made it to the polls on Wednesday. Poll moderator Fay Deforest said she was very pleased with the turnout.
“It was really beyond what I was expecting,” said Deforest. “There was a heavy stream of people all day, everyone was very enthusiastic, it was wonderful to see.”
QUESTION 1: “Shall the Town of Southbury appropriate the sum of $19,134,875 for the municipal budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013?
QUESTION 2: “Shall the proposed 2012 - 2013 Budget of the Pomperaug Regional School District #15 in the amount of $ 60,251,578 be adopted?”