Tax rate hike lowered

MOUNT DESERT — On the recommendation of Town Manager Durlin Lunt, the Board of Selectmen has voted to increase from $400,000 to $500,000 the amount to be transferred from the town’s Undesignated Funds Balance to reduce the total amount that taxpayers will owe next year. If approved by voters at town meeting, that change will reduce the estimated tax rate by 5 cents, to $8.22 per $1,000 of property valuation. The current year’s tax rate is $7.95. 

Dick Broom

Dick Broom

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. [email protected]

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