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Town tax rates rise


December 01, 2010
NORTH COUNTRY- Tax rates continue to be set throughout the area with coverage this week about Lisbon, Franconia, Haverhill, Bath, Lyman and Woodstock.

Lisbon

Lisbon's 2010 tax rate remained the same as last year at $28.61, though there was some difference in the breakdown. The town portion is $11.66 this year, up 54 cents from last year. The local school portion is $13.01, down 46 cents from last year. The statewide school portion is $2.58, up 5 cents from last year. The county portion is $1.36, down 13 cents from last year.

The owner of a $200,000 property will pay $5,722 in taxes this year.

The tax rate was set Nov. 12 and the tax bills are in the process of being sent out.

Franconia

Franconia's 2010 tax rate was set for $14, down from $15.02 last year. The breakdown is as follows: $4.08 for the town, $6.42 for the local school, $2.16 for the statewide school, and $1.34 for the county.

This translates into a $204 increase in taxes for the owner of a $200,000 house.

The local school portion saw a decrease due to the $473,595 rescinded from the Profile School budget after a unanimous district vote was held two weeks ago. The money was a surplus in the money raised for the interest on the bond used to build the school, and was returned to the towns in the same was it was collected.

Haverhill

Unfortunately, the same could not be said for Haverhill's local school tax rate, which was up more than a dollar from last year. The town's overall tax rate for 2010 was set at $19.88, up $1.10 from last year.

This translates into a $220 increase for the owner of a $200,000 house.

The majority of the increase comes in the local school tax, which is up $1.05 from last year. This is attributed to a shift in state funding for SAU 23.

Bath

Bath, also part of SAU 23, saw a jump in its local school tax, which brought its overall tax rate for 2010 up from $15.00 last year to $16.91 this year. The town portion of that is $3.35, $9.81 for local school, $2.33 for statewide school, and $1.45 for county.

This translates to a $382 increase in taxes for the owner of a $200,000 house.

Lyman

The 2010 tax rate was set for Lyman earlier this month, and the bills went out Nov. 9.

The tax rate is up from $18.15 last year to an even $19 this year. The tax rate breaks down to $5.63 for the town, $9.72 for the local school, $2.25 for the statewide school, and $1.40 for the county.

This translates into the owner of a $200,000 house seeing a $170 increase in his or her taxes.

Woodstock

Woodstock's tax rate went up $1.76 from last year to $17.31. The increase is mostly attributed to the town-wide revaluation the town underwent this year. The breakdown is as follows: $7.81 for the town, $5.59 for the local school, $2.46 for the statewide school, and $1.45 for the county.

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