Southborough Taxes

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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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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