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No change to Brownville tax rate

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 31, July 30, 2003

By Jessica Lee
Staff Writer

BROWNVILLE Selectmen last week signed the tax commitment for 2003-04, marking no increase.

The town's tax rate will stay level at $23.28 per $1,000 property valuation. For example, the owner of property valued at $50,000 will pay $1,164 in taxes in the coming year.

At March town meeting, townspeople approved a nearly $600,000 municipal budget for 2003-04, which dropped about $20,000 from the previous year's budget &Mac247; largely due to the town's agreement to coordinate public safety service with neighboring Milo. Also approved was $55,000 in county tax and $478,377 in SAD 41 payments. Total revenues, including Maine Revenue Sharing, are anticipated at nearly $420,000.

The total tax commitment to be raised by the town is approximately $750,000.

According to Assessor's Agent Elizabeth Morin of Hamlin's Associates in Parkman, Brownville's 2003-04 tax rate is based on a property tax valuation of $32,058,400. This figure is down slightly from the previous year's $32,091,270.

Selectmen approved an overlay of $22,153 to cover any unanticipated debts or tax abatements.

Taxes are due in full Sept. 15, with 7 percent interest on late payments.

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