Albion approves school tax warrant with 9-cent tax rate increase

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 August 2017 at 10:18 am

ALBION – The Board of Education has approved a tax warrant that will raise the tax rate 9 cents, from $15.43 to $15.52 per $1,000 of assessed property.

That is 5 cents less than the school district was projecting in May when the community approved the school district’s $34,796,676 budget, with a 526 to 123 vote.

The district was then projecting a 14-cent increase in the tax rate.

The school budget includes a 1.4 percent increase in the tax levy, only the second time school taxes have gone up in last 11 years. The tax rate is up by 0.6 percent.

Albion’s $15.52 tax rate remains the lowest in the four-counties of Orleans, Genesee, Monroe and Niagara counties.

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