Average Marlborough tax bill to go down slightly
By Paul Crocetti/Daily News staff
The MetroWest Daily News
The City Council last night approved a tax levy split that causes the bill for the average homeowner to go down.
The tax rate for residential taxpayers for fiscal 2009 is $12.76 per $1,000 of assessed property, an increase of .3 percent.
“That’s not a big jump,” said Principal Assessor Anthony Trodella. “That’s about as stable as you can get.”
Following recommendations from the Board of Assessors and Mayor Nancy Stevens, the council agreed that homeowners should pick up 53.7 percent of the total tax levy of $81.9 million. Taxes on businesses, industry and personal property would account for the balance of 46.3 percent.
Based on the numbers, the fiscal 2009 tax bill for an average single-family home is $4,176, a decrease of $28. The average single family home is assessed at $343,030 for fiscal 2009, down from $356,542 for fiscal 2008.
“Marlborough is really the envy of the commonwealth,” at a time when many communities are going through tough times, said Ward 2 Councilor Paul Ferro….
Democrats ruined things up at the state house, and mismanaged many other towns. Taxes go up, services go down. In Marlborough, An impressive coalition has shown leadership maintaining fiscal responsibility. They have rejected the culture of wasteful spending.
Marlborough is friendly to business, and has never passed a 2 1/2 override. By doing so, Marlborough has maintained strong tax revenues with low tax rates. A valuable lesson to other communities.
Marlborough, you are indeed the envy of the commonwealth. The citizens of Marlborough owe City Council President Arthur Vigeant (and others) a debt of gratitude for how well he has managed their fair city over the past 15 years. Well done!