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Sharon, MA - 10/26/2017 - Rendering of proposed new Sharon town offices. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: South Week, Reporter: Jill (Terreri) Ramos, Topic: xxsosharon, LOID: 8.3.4017471885.
Barry Chin / Globe Staff
A rendering of the proposed new Sharon town hall.

Total cost: $13.5 million, which includes $600,000 allocated last year for design.

Funding sources: $10.8 million will be borrowed. The rest will be funded with the town’s free cash and other sources.

Size: 16,588 square feet, or 7,232 square feet larger than the current town hall.

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Location: 90 South Main St., on the site of the former fire station, next to the current town hall.

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Tax rate for 2017 fiscal year: $19.37 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, slightly lower than the previous year’s. The average tax bill will rise 2.3 percent because of an increase in assessments.

Source: Town of Sharon