Brookfield voters that cast ballots in Tuesday’s budget referendum approved 1,665 to 1,437, a margin of 228 votes.
District I voters, who cast their ballots at (HHES), registered 519 votes in favor of the budget and 567 against, however voters in District II, (BHS), overwhelming approved the budget 1,111 to 849.
Absentee ballots also went in favor of the proposal, 35 to 21.
The 3,102 votes represent 30.7 percent of the town’s 10,119 registered voters, a relatively low turnout compared to recent years.
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The next step will be for the Board of Finance (BOF) to officially set the mill rate, , up from a post-revaluation adjusted mill rate of 24.06. The board has a special meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday night in room 209 of Town Hall.