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Tax rate declines slightly in Newfane

NEWFANE—Taxes don’t always go up.

Newfane’s property tax rate for Fiscal Year 2019 “has gone down a little tiny bit,” said Administrative Assistant Shannon Meckle at the July 2 regular Selectboard meeting.

This year’s rate is $0.5840. Last year’s rate, Meckle noted, is $0.5855.

Meckle explained why taxes have gone down. “The major decrease was in the education tax rate,” set by the state, she said. For homestead properties, the rate shrank by about 6 cents.

Non-residents saw a small amount of relief, too. They will save about a penny on their education taxes.

The Selectboard approved the tax rate. Resident Piet Van Loon noted, “This is the first good news we’ve had in a long time.”

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Originally published in The Commons issue #469 (Wednesday, July 25, 2018). This story appeared on page A4.

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