The selectmen and Budget Committee have proposed budgets this year that would increase the “amount of taxes to be raised” by approximately 12% on the local part of our tax bill (not including state and county taxes), compared to last year.
Last year, $2,807,129 was raised from taxes for town expenses.
This year the selectmen have proposed raising $3,187,890 in taxes, which represents an 11.94% increase.
The Budget Committee, being full of budget hawks, shaved an entire $250 off of that to propose raising a mere $3,187,640 from taxes, which would be a much more fiscally responsible 11.93% increase.
You can find these figures on page 19 of the Tuftonboro Town Report 2017.
These are the local figures only. Local, county, and state spending when combined would be $7,001,568.
Please attend Town Meeting on March 14 at 7:30pm.