The Westport Board of Finance will meet at 8 p.m. tonight in Town Hall to review the proposed 2011-12 budgets of First Selectman Gordon Joseloff and the Board of Education.

Joseloff is seeking approximately $67 million for the coming year's municipal budget, while the school board has requested about $113 million. The total of those budgets, about $180 million, represents an approximate 2 percent increase over current spending.

Tonight's meeting is a precursor to the formal budget hearings that the finance board will hold with Joseloff and the Board of Education on March 22, 23 and 24. The finance board will vote on the municipal and education budgets at the conclusion of those hearings, but will not take any votes on the spending plans tonight.

The finance board will also hold an informal discussion of Joseloff's proposed senior living center at the town-owned Baron's South property. The board's review will focus on the financial details of the project, but no vote will be taken tonight on the proposal.