This graph reflects estimated spending
based on the articles that actually passed in March 2018, as opposed to the previous version, which was a hypothetical based on if all articles passed. The SAU90 and WHS school impact didn’t change as all articles passed. The municipal tax rate estimate declined from $6.74 to $6.41, largely due to the Operating budget and Mace Road sidewalk articles failing at the polls. The estimate of the total tax rate declined from $17.53 to $17.20 and the estimated taxes on an average single family home declined from $7,150 to $7,015. In just four years the average will have risen from under $6,000 ($5,989) to over $7,000 ($7,015).