Southborough Taxes

Southborough Single Tax Rate set for FY22

November 17, 2021 04:23:35 PM
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Last night, the Select Board unanimously supported the recommendation of the Board of Assessors to set a single property tax rate for FY22.

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Town Meeting Update: Projected tax increase and PILOT news (Updated)

May 20, 2021 05:00:56 PM
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Annual Town Meeting is in two days. So, it’s past time to update readers on the proposed budgets. In related news, I’m also sharing an announcement on PILOT promises from the two big private schools in town.

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Town Meeting: Articles on Meals Tax, Speed Limits, and Standing Committees

May 18, 2021 05:49:49 PM
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Tonight, I’m focusing on informing/updating readers on six Articles. They cover a proposed new tax, giving officials the authority to slow drivers down in some parts of town, and bylaw changes related to three committees.

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Advisory and Selectmen to hash out Budget differences Tuesday

June 1, 2020 02:50:09 PM
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A week from Saturday, Southborough Annual Town Meeting voters will be asked to decide on the Town’s budget for July 2020 through June 2021. Town officials still aren’t in agreement on what that budget should be. That may change tomorrow, when the Advisory Committee and Board of Selectmen “meet”.

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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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