Ashburnham officials set single tax rate - Sentinel & Enterprise

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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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Tim

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

Gardner, MA

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

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#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.
citizen

Gardner, MA

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

Gardner, MA

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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!!!!
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#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

Boston, MA

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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!!
josh

Gardner, MA

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

Westminster, MA

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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.
Joe

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Jan 3, 2011
 
BULL

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%
meredith

Townsend, MA

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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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