Barre budget lowers town tax rate by 10 cents
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.