Note also that this isn't the amount to be raised by taxes. There is a fair amount of money from reserve funds, the general fund balance and a highway block grant and other revenues that will ultimately offset the total tax levy.
A little clarification: if you add up the numbers on the capital budget you will find that the total is $107,564 more than indicated. That is because the $89,206 for the Fire dept. engine 2 lease and the $18,358 backhoe lease are included in the operating budget. What this shows graphically then is the total gross spending proposed.
How does this compare to 2014? The operating budget is down about 1.79% and the capital budget ( apples to apples comparison) is up about 1.9%.