New tax rates, higher bills

At its most recent meeting, the Board of Selectmen established the property tax rates for the current fiscal year. The new tax rate increases by 4.06 percent the tax bill for a home with the town’s average assessment, $366,412, and raises the tax bill by 5.79 percent for the average commercial property, valued at $491,000. Town Administrator Keith Bergman said the board decided against adopting any residential or small business exemptions.