Next week, the Fair Haven Select Board will get to work on a third municipal budget proposal for fiscal year 2014-2015. On Tuesday, voters defeated the town's $1,861,421 revised budget by just seven votes, with 203 voting in favor and 210 voting against.
In March, Fair Haven voters defeated a $1,908,559 budget proposal 216-267. Both proposals were less than the current $1,937,814 budget. Despite the lower bottom line, both proposals would have translated to a tax increase because the town used one-time carryover funds to decrease taxes in the current fiscal year.