School costs push up local taxes

School costs push up local taxes

There are 2 comments on the Village Soup story from Aug 30, 2008, titled School costs push up local taxes. In it, Village Soup reports that:

The rates vary from a low of less than 1 percent for Rockport to a high of 11 percent for Lincolnville.

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a local tax payer

Lincolnville, ME

#1 Aug 31, 2008
we want to remember this when it's time to vote for or against consolidation

Scarborough, ME

#2 Sep 12, 2008
Lincolnville taxes more than doubled last year. This year they went up another 10 to 20%. And to top it off Lincolnville wants to expand their town office, expand their fire department and build a new building for them and they want to expand their police department and of course they will need a new building also. It's not all about the schools, though that is the easy out to play the blame game.

Let us not forget that they also sold all stocks having to do with the phone company rather than keep them for future revenue and allow them to accumulate more value.

The Town of Lincolnville is not the friendly small town it once was. It is now being run on greed and the local people can no longer afford to live there or own property there. There was once a day when Lincolnville was a farming community, but with the huge taxes farmers are being forced to shut down and sell, and when they plea with the selectmen not to raise their taxes to unaffordable levels they are ignored.

Our family used to own 2 properties in Lincolnville since the 1950's, but we have been forced to sell one and are now considering selling the remaining piece because of these rediculous ever-increasing taxes.

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