City councilors gave their final approval to the budget at a special council meeting Monday. They signed off on the 2008-2009 proposed school budget.
Unlike in years past, city councilors do not have the final say on the budget. Under Governor Baldacci’s new school consolidation plan, property owners will have the final say.
Those who wish to cast their ballot early can do so. Early voting at the Bangor Auditorium got underway Monday morning. The polls will be open all week from 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until noon, and again on Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.