Southborough Taxes

BOS meeting recap: 9-11 Field roadblocks, public records policy, taxes and more (Updated)

November 4, 2014 01:42:08 PM

There were no major controversies at Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. But there were a lot of interesting tidbits including roadblocks to re-turfing a town field and discussion of a public records request policy.

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The week in government (11/3-11/9/14): BOS at Senior Center tonight, tax classification hearing

November 3, 2014 11:23:00 AM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week.

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Non-binding Warrant Article on tax rate: presentation in support of split rate

March 20, 2014 04:22:34 PM

A Town Meeting Warrant Article will ask voters to weigh in on classifying the town’s tax rate as single or split.

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Single property tax rate upheld

November 6, 2013 02:30:00 PM

The business community got the answer it was hoping for at last night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. In front of a room filled with local business owners and representatives, Selectmen unanimously voted to uphold the town’s single property tax rate.

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Southborough’s tax rate plan: BOS vote this Tuesday, a split rate proposal, a single rate defense, and a history review of BOS’ positions (Updated)

November 1, 2013 11:24:40 AM

The BOS will hear from the public before voting on this year’s tax rates. Expect a pitch for a split-rate tax and opposition to the proposal.

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Will Southborough’s property tax rate increase again this year?

July 25, 2013 03:00:00 PM

A look at Southborough’s property tax situation.

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Letter to Editor: alternate tax rate proposal

July 8, 2013 04:30:17 PM

Resident Carl Guyer has requested the opportunity to share his proposed alternative tax plan with Southborough residents. This is a plan that he previously submitted to the Board of Selectmen and was in process of submitting to the Advisory Committee.

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Voters could face a Prop 2-1/2 override next year, selectmen call financial projections ‘troubling’

January 30, 2013 11:45:16 AM

Expenses are going up and revenue is going down. That was the conclusion of a 5-year financial analysis recently completed by Town Accountant Brian Ballantine. It’s a scenario that could have voters facing a Proposition 2-1/2 override vote as soon as next year.

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The average property tax bill in Southborough will go up nearly $400 this year

November 3, 2011 11:08:58 AM

The tax bill for the average Southborough family is going to go up by $392 this year, a 4.9% increase over last year. In approving the tax rate Tuesday night, the Board of Selectmen said the increase reflects the will of Town Meeting.

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Selectmen reverse decision, increase residential tax rate

November 17, 2010 12:14:03 PM
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From behemoth EMC to the tiny mom-and-pop shops in town, members of Southborough’s business community turned out in force last night to protest last month’s decision to tax commercial property at a higher rate than residential property. In the end, Selectmen voted 2-1 to reverse their decision and return to a single tax rate.

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Selectmen to talk taxes, town government

November 15, 2010 01:17:47 PM
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Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting has the potential to be a lively one. The board will revisit its decision to impose a split property tax rate after a “deluge of email” from Southborough business owners opposing the plan.

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Selectmen to take another look at the property tax rate

November 2, 2010 11:49:50 AM

In response to a “deluge of email,” mainly from the business community, the Board of Selectmen have decided to take another look at property tax rates for fiscal year 2011.

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Selectmen approve split tax rate — what it means for your property taxes

October 20, 2010 09:28:23 AM

Southborough is going to try something a bit different with property taxes this year. For what I believe is the first time ever (someone correct me if I’m wrong), selectmen last night set two tax rates – one for residential properties and second higher rate for commercial properties.

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