Arlington board sets tax rate

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ARLINGTON — The Select Board voted Monday night to set new, slightly higher tax rates for 2019.

The new, total homestead tax rate is now 1.8986, a 0.26 percent increase from the previous fiscal year, and the total non-homestead, or non-residential, rate is 1.8031, a 1.94 percent increase.

Select Board Chairman Keith Squires and board members Cynthia Browning, Daniel Harvey and Matthew Bykowski voted in favor of the new rates. Board member Timothy Williams was absent.

A property owner paying the new homestead rate on a home valued at $250,000 will pay $4,747. On the same home, a non-homestead taxpayer would pay $4,508.

In March, voters approved Arlington's $1.5 million budget, which increased slightly this year despite the town's grand list shrinking from $313,639,300 to $312,521,200, a decrease of about 0.36 percent.

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