If all articles pass the municipal portion of the tax rate will rise from $6.32 in 2017 to $6.74 in 2018, or a 6.6% increase. The WWTP bond is not included in the 2018 $6.74 rate, as the bond is not anticipated to hit the tax rate until 2019. However, the bond if approved will add another $.19 to the muni tax rate bringing it up to $6.94 or an 9.8% increase as a result of Warrant Articles approved in March of 2018. Seven proposed articles are funded from the UFB (Unassigned Fund Balance aka accumulated surplus), which would result in a $540,000 withdrawal. Had the UFB not been used in these articles the impact, including the WWTP bond, would result in a muni tax rate of $7.10 or a 12.3% increase.
Warrant Article Created By: Town Clerk
Rational Taxpayer's policy is to take no position on uncompetitive seats. No position is also taken when no difference of compelling distinction has been determined among the candidates for a given office.
To choose by non-partisan ballot:
Mary-Louise has served the community for many years, is an experienced Selectman, she will challenge “special interests” and will not be deterred.
We strongly support Jones for Selectman. On the Budget Committee for 5 years he steadfastly represented the taxpayer’s interests at all times. New blood is needed on the Board of Selectmen.
One (1) Moderator for a term of two (2) years;
One (1) Supervisor of the Check List for a term of six (6) years;
One (1) Tax Collector for a term of three (3) years;
Two (2) Trustees of the Lane Memorial Library for a term of three (3) years;
Two (2) Members of the Planning Board for a term of three (3) years;
ZONING BOARD – 3-YEAR (2)