Tax bills increase 2.8 to 7.7 percent
October 23, 2019
The New Era looked at 10 property tax bills, including statements belonging to five city councilors, two newspaper staff members, one police officer, a city department head and a random house on Elm Street. Last year, a check of 10 properties, including about five of the same properties, showed typical increases in tax bills of about 8 to 14 percent.
Tax increases this year ranged from 2.8 percent on a property that was no longer in compression last year to 7.7 percent for one city councilor. The average increase in tax bills among the 10 properties was 4.76 percent.
Of those properties,...