Ashburnham officials set single tax r...

Ashburnham officials set single tax rate - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 11 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Nov 16, 2010, titled Ashburnham officials set single tax rate - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Officials say the tax rate for fiscal 2011 will increase by 99 cents, to $17.14 per $1,000 of valuation, according to an assessment released at a Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night.

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Gardner, MA

#1 Nov 16, 2010
Higher taxes... not what anyone in this state needs. Who knows what they will waste the money on...

Fitchburg, MA

#2 Nov 16, 2010
Im glad tey did this before briggs school now ILL VOTE NO without any feelings.
An Observer


#3 Nov 16, 2010
Your valuation goes down and your tax rate goes up, you pay basically the same. You still have to sustain the services that are in place.

Fitchburg, MA

#4 Nov 16, 2010
Its time for layoffs we have to lose our jobs the town should lose some jobs.
Ellie Mae

Fitchburg, MA

#5 Nov 16, 2010
Please go to the Town Meeting on the 17th to support a new school, higher taxes and bigger salaries for your teachers!!!!
An Observer


#6 Nov 16, 2010
Boy I love reading the misinformation written here.

One post speaks of "Who knows what they will waste money on" I ask who is THEY?

"It's time for layoffs" We have lost a firefighter, town planner, DPW Director, Senior Center Director.

Supporting a new school has nothing to do with teacher salaries.

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
Winston Churchill
Me and Bobby McGee

Charlestown, MA

#7 Nov 16, 2010
$20/$1,000 here we come! My guess is we hit that by 2013 and we'll see a New Hampshire-esqu $25/$1,000 by 2018. Anybody voting for a over-ride can get us to $25/$1,000 by 2015. Yeah taxes!!

Fitchburg, MA

#8 Nov 17, 2010
This is a very very sick town!
Get it Right

Gardner, MA

#9 Nov 18, 2010
Property values go down, the tax rate goes up. Most folks' total tax bill is not affected unless their property value went up disproportionately to everyone else's. The total tax levy can only go up 2-1/2% per year without voter approval. You already have the best taxpayer protection in the country in Prop 2-1/2! As for the school thing, if you hate education that much just vote no and quit looking for excuses. Folks should get their facts straight before getting shrill.

Berlin, MA

#10 Jan 3, 2011

Just got my tax bill for 2011 - my valuation went UP by 8%.

Tax rates 2008-12.93/2009-13.88/2010-16. 15/2011-1715

Valuations: 2008 -/ 2009 -13%/ 2010 -5%/ 2011 +8%

Tax 2008 -/ 2009 -7%/ 2010 +10%/ 2010 + 13%

Does that seem right to anyone?

Next year if the valuation stays the same - the rate goes to at least $20 and the Tax is +14%

Fitchburg, MA

#11 Jan 7, 2011
Hey Joe- just wait to the Briggs school tax impact hits in fy12 or fy13- 11% increase coming your way!

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