Cushing sets slightly higher tax rate
Cushing — Town officials set a tax rate Sept. 5 at one-tenth of a percent higher than last year's figure, to allow for a $106,000 overlay to cover unanticipated costs for the coming year.
The tax rate was set at $11 per $1,000 of assessed property, up from $10.90.
Assessors' Agent Garnett Robinson, Assessors Evelyn Kalloch and Dan Remian, along with board of selectmen members Martha Marchut and Chairman Alton Grover met to calculate the new figure.
Bills are expected to be sent out in the coming week, said Grover. Bills are due by Dec. 15, and a 6 percent interest rate will be applied to late payments.
The overlay of $106,000 is more than enough to cover anticipated abatement costs, said Robinson.
The break down of this year's taxes is similar to last year's expenses — $2.5 million is apportioned for Regional School Unit 13 costs, $246,000 is earmarked for the county, and $320,918 goes to municipal costs.
The town is projected to receive $54,000 in state revenue sharing.
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