Harwich budget for '07 reaches $42m

OracleBudget for '07 reaches $42m

By Douglas Karlson/ [email protected] Wednesday, January 11, 2006

At about this time last year, Harwich taxpayers were looking down the barrel at a $5 million override to fund the budget. How times have changed.

The FY07 operating budget recommended by Town Administrator Wayne Melville Monday night is 2.15

percent larger than the current year's budget. Given other sources of revenue, and dropping debt service, the net increase for property taxpayers is coming in at $165,686.

Using real estate values and tax rates in place today, the tax increase would translate into roughly 3 cents per thousand, or about $15 for a house valued at $500,000.

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