Thursday, April 17, 2014 07:05am
North Adams, MA now: 27 °   
Send news, tips, press releases and questions to info@iBerkshires.com
The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.
SIGN IN | REGISTER NOW   

 
TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY

Clarksburg Sets Tax Rate for 2014

By Tammy Daniels
iBerkshires Staff
03:51AM / Thursday, December 12, 2013
Print | Email
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
1
The Selectmen set a single tax rate that comes to $13.39 per $1,000.

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The town set a tax rate of $13.39 per $1,000 property valuation on Wednesday night, up 35 cents from this year.

The Selectmen voted to continue using a single rate for commercial and residential rates, which determined the tax rate based on the available levy and the amount of the budget to be appropriated.

"We could raise the commercial tax rate significantly and it really wouldn't impact the rate, there's not enough," said Chairman Carl McKinney. "We have residential properties of $114 million and open space is zero, commercial is $1.7 million and industrial is shy of $900,000."

Some $2.5 million worth of commercial properties wouldn't provide any relief for homeowners. The board agreed and voted to keep the rate single.

Assessor Ross Vivori said the town realized growth of just over $200,000 and, once the figures were calculated, a levy limit of $1,590,782.

Town meeting approved in June a 2014 budget of $3.84 million, of which $1,150,409 is to be raised by taxation.

Vivori said the rate could go up or down a penny once submitted to the state Department of Revenue but "should remain relatively the same."

The average single-family home, assessed at about $170,000, should see its tax bill rise about $60.

In other business, the board:

Was told the tree that was leaning over the library was taken down. The twin truck had split last month during one of the high wind storms and fell in front of the library; the remaining portion was considered a danger to the building. The Finance Committee had approved $700 from its reserve account for the removal, which was done by Stash an dah Boyz tree service.

Postponed action on the alcohol license for the North Adams Country Club, which is currently closed while the golf course is reconstructed. Town Administrator Thomas Webb said he is waiting for the town's lawyer and asked it be delayed until next week's staff meeting.

Webb recommended the board change the way it pays the building inspector because of confusion over which inspector is properly paid. The town appointed William Meranti as inspector but longtime inspector Vincent Lively is still owed fees from some inspections. The inspector gets a percentage of the permit fees and Webb suggested paying them a set salary instead.


Tags: property taxes,   property values,   tax classification,   

0Comments



View All
Softball: Lee vs Hoosac
4-14-14 Kassandra Kazimierczak went 2-for-4 with a double...
Baseball: MG vs Hoosac
4-11-14 Dan Flynn's suicide squeeze with the bases loaded...
Softball: MG vs McCann
4-11-14 Mount Greylock and McCann Tech played an atypical...
Sullivan School CPR Class
Seventh-graders at Sullivan School in North Adams learned...
Lacrosse: Mounties vs. Hoosac
Mounties overwhelmed Hoosac Valley on Wednesday 14-1....
North Adams Furnace St. Fire
Firefighters contained a top floor apartment blaze on...
Berkshire Chamber Career Fair...
More than 50 employers connected with job seekers at...
Lacrosse: MG vs St. Joe
Mount Greylock boys lacrosse team won 17-4 St. Joseph at...
Softball: MG vs Drury
4-8-14 Mount Greylock softball claimed a 7-2 victory over...
Wahconah High School Musical...
Wahconah Regional High School is putting on the 1930...
Drury Coach Marceau Benefit
Friends and supporters filled the Eagles Hall on Friday...
Lenox High International Fair
Lenox Memorial Middle and High School students got to...
Slice of Life Pizza 2014
Moments House's annual Slice of Life fundraiser that pits...
North Adams Hospital Closes
Union members and supporters of North Adams Regional...
2014 Berkshire Awards
The Berkshire Awards ceremony was held on Friday night at...
Chamber Night At Moments...
The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce visited the new Moments...
Softball: Lee vs Hoosac
4-14-14 Kassandra Kazimierczak went 2-for-4 with a double...
Baseball: MG vs Hoosac
4-11-14 Dan Flynn's suicide squeeze with the bases loaded...
Softball: MG vs McCann
4-11-14 Mount Greylock and McCann Tech played an atypical...
Sullivan School CPR Class
Seventh-graders at Sullivan School in North Adams learned...
Lacrosse: Mounties vs. Hoosac
Mounties overwhelmed Hoosac Valley on Wednesday 14-1....
| Home | A & E | Business | Community News | Dining | Real Estate | Schools | Sports & Outdoors | Berkshires Weather | Weddings |
Advertise | Recommend This Page | Help Contact Us | Privacy Policy| User Agreement
iBerkshires.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2012 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved