Goffstown tax drops, school rate climbs
GOFFSTOWN — The town has set its tax rate at $25.18, a $1.01 increase over last year’s rate, or about $253 in additional taxes on a $250,000 home.
According to Sue Desruisseaux, town administrator, the town portion of the tax rate went down by 32 cents, but that amount only served to offset the school district’s increase of $1.39.
The state school and county rates both saw small decreases, at 3 cents each.
Desruisseaux said the estimate from the Budget Committee of a local school rate of $13.25 during last year’s preparation for town meeting wasn’t realized.
The school district returned about $960,000 to the town due to about a fifty-fifty split between additional revenues and less spending, according to SAU 19 business manager Ray Labore.
Desruisseaux said if all of the Selectmen-approved warrant articles on the town side passed, there would have been a 28 cent increase on the town portion of the tax rate, but residents rejected all but three warrant articles failed when residents voted in March.
Voters passed warrant articles that called for milfoil eradication, funding for the Main Street Program and a collective bargaining agreement for firefighters.
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