ORONO, Maine — With the draft municipal, county and school budgets increasing for fiscal year 2015-16, it looks like town residents are going to see a property tax increase of more than a dollar for the coming year.

Taxes are projected to increase from $23.85 per $1,000 of assessed property value to $25.03, an increase of $1.18 or 4.96 percent, according to the draft figures prepared by

Town Manager Sophie Wilson and her staff.

A public hearing on the proposed budget was held Monday and around 20 residents attended, said Matthew Currier, Orono director of finance.

“The meeting last night went very smoothly and there were not any concerns voiced by residents,” he said. “The only discussions during the capital budget hearing last night were several citizens voicing their support for the proposed fiber infrastructure project” to bring super-high-speed Internet to town.

There were also a few questions about downtown infrastructure and project timelines, Currier said.

The draft fiscal year 2015-16 municipal budget is $7,967,285, an increase of $ 528,969 or 7.11 percent; the RSU 26 proposed budget is $5,999,357, an increase of $185,000 or 3.18 percent; and the Penobscot County budget is $529,159, an increase of $34,063 or 6.88 percent, the town’s website states.

“The next budget meetings with council will be around potential modifications,” Currier said.

The town council will hold three budget workshops on May 18, 27 and June 1, all at 6 p.m. The final public budget hearing is 7 p.m June 8 and the council is expected to finalize the municipal budget June 22.