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Quirks of living at SouthField

u Residents must register their pets at SouthField “Town Hall.”

u Homeowners pay property taxes to the South Shore Tri-Town Development Corp.

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u Children attend Weymouth public schools.

u Residents of SouthField Highlands vote in Weymouth.

u There are plans to eventually build homes on the Rockland portion of SouthField; those residents would vote in Rockland.

u The towns of Abington, Rockland, and Weymouth will be asked to approve a plan to dissolve SouthField after the project is finished. (Tri-Town will present a dissolution plan to the towns; with their approval, the land will revert to the original boundary lines that existed when the Navy acquired the land more than 70 years ago.)

Property tax rates

for FY2012 (per $1,000 of assessed value)


SouthField

Residential rate
Commercial rate


$12.89
$23.89

Abington
$15.36

Rockland
$15.81

Weymouth

Residential
Commercial

Water/sewer bills

Costs for 120 hundred cubic feet, or approximately 90,000 gallons

The Commons
at SouthField
Highlands



about $3,500
Abington
$1,146
($506 for water, $640 for sewer)
Rockland
$974
($506 for water, $468 for sewer)

Weymouth




$1,530
($609 for water, $921 for sewer)

Sources: MWRA 2011 Water & Sewer Retail Rate Survey; South Shore Tri-Town Development Corp.; Towns of Weymouth, Abington, and Rockland; MassDevelopment.

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.

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