Town of Canterbury CT

Town of Canterbury
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury CT 06331

Special Town Meeting for 2016-2017 Budgets

A Special Town Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM to hear and discuss the proposed General Government Budget, Education Budget, and Capital Improvement Budget for FY 2017.  

The meeting will be held in the Community Room at Town Hall.

General Government Budget (proposed)   $2,864,336

Education Budget (proposed)     $11,471,336  

CIP Budget (proposed)       $337,000

Statement of Proposed Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.  This proposed budget requires a tax rate of approximately 24.5 mills on a tax base (Grand List) of $357,842,710, assuming a collection rate of approximately 98%.  This is a .8 mil increase above the equalized mil rate of 23.7 and uses $548,967 from Fund Balance.  The Equalized mil rate reflects an approximate $34,832,996 decrease in the Grand List from the recent 2015 revaluation.  One mill equals approximately $357,843 in tax dollars.

Copies of the proposed budgets are available in the Town Clerk's Office at the Town Hall.

The Budget Referendum will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the Community Center at Town Hall.


Welcome to Canterbury!

Canterbury in Summer

Nestled in Northeast Connecticut's beautiful "Quiet Corner", 313 year old Canterbury comprises a rich mix of historical tradition, a wide variety of tradespeople and small businesses, unique ecological features and beautiful vistas within its 40.3 square miles. A current population of 5088 is housed along 68 miles of Town Roads and 20 miles of State Roads.

Elementary and Middle Schools are located within the Town. High school students have a choice of Board of Education approved high schools which provide a broad spectrum of educational opportunities. A wide range of extremely active and involved civic groups and services provide many recreational and educational activities throughout the town. We encourage you to visit the many links provided throughout the web site.

The Town staff is ready to serve your needs. Please contact us with any questions or comments you have via the web site, or visit us in the Municipal complex located in Canterbury Plains at 1 Municipal Drive.

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Canterbury Town Hall Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Friday 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM