second 2014-15 budget referendum failed to garner enough support to pass, failing Tuesday by a margin of 28 votes.Monroe’s
The final tally Tuesday night was 1,608-1,636. (The first referendum failed by almost 230 votes and suffered from very low turnout, with 321 fewer ballots recorded.)
Per town charter, First Selectman Steve Vavrek has called a joint meeting of the Town Council, Board of Finance and Board of Education to review the budget once again and make revisions for a third vote.
The three boards will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in council chambers at Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend and give input.
The third referendum vote will be held on Tuesday, May 6, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.