Property tax hike angers residents
Decrease in value of businesses cited
Framingham residents flocked to a selectmen’s meeting earlier this month to complain about an 11 percent hike in the town’s average property tax bill, more than double last year’s hike. Town officials urged residents to file for abatements by Feb. 1 if they feel their homes are over valued by town assessors and suggested that senior citizens, veterans and the disabled should seek tax exemptions before the March 1 deadline. But they said there was nothing they could do about the overall increase since the tax rate for the current fiscal year has already been set by the state.