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Barre budget lowers town tax rate by 10 cents

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 November 2018 at 9:31 am

BARRE – The Town Board has approved a $2,208,309 budget that reduces the tax rate by 10 cents, from $9.28 to $9.18 per $1,000 of assessed property.

The town tax levy for the general and highway fund barely increased, by less than 0.1 percent or $851, from $923,325 to $924,176.

The budget is $9,452 under the tax cap, according to town officials.

The budget includes the fire protection rate. That is up from $1.21 to $1.26 per $1,000 of assessed property. The contract for fire protection increased from $199,000 to $210,000.

The town’s tax base grew by nearly $1 million, from $99,631,547 to $100,550,534.

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