The City of Groton will be asking the town for $2.16 million for highways this year, 6.4 percent less than the previous year.
The city will ask for more money for police, even though that budget as a whole is down 1 percent. Mayor Marian Galbraith said the city will ask for $2.3 million, or a 2.1 percent increase, because it wants the town to cover half of its police budget.
Last year, the town funded the city police budget at less than half.
The city's highway budget is declining because roads are being bonded, the city is replacing fewer vehicles, and the city started he season with a full shed of salt and sand for roads.
The city’s police budget is declining because it has eliminated a detective position.