Uckfield Town Council is set to ask for slightly more from council taxpayers in the financial year 2015/16.
A final decision is due to be made by councillors next week but a rise of just under two per cent, for Band D payers, is being recommended.
In the current year the Band D equivalent is £143.79 with a figure of £146.66 proposed for the coming year.
Last month, UckfieldNews.com reported how councillors ordered a further review of budgets to aim for an average rise of two per cent; story here
To cut proposed spending, councillors are recommended to make the following changes to the draft budget:
- Remove £18,100 for converting water systems in its buildings to mains supply;
- Reduce Weald Hall acoustics spend to £15,000 (maximum);
- Reduce Weald Hall stage lighting spend to £10,000 (maximum);
- Reduce the defibrillator budget to £2,000; and
- Reduce the building maintenance budget to £57,659.
Council tax is collected by Wealden District Council but the total payable is made up of the demands from a number of local authorities: East Sussex County Council (the largest share), Wealden District Council, Uckfield Town Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue and Sussex Police.