Tag Archives: property

Local News
July 26, 2017

Rutland property tax rate dropping slightly

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — The Board of Aldermen made a move that turned a small tax increase into a slight decrease.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday night, July 18, to reduce the amount of money the city sets aside for working capital…

Local News
May 3, 2017

Senate OKs property tax increase

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

The Senate Thursday, April 27, gave preliminary approval to a bill that will raise property taxes.

The proposal transfers $8 million of the state’s annual contribution for teachers’ retirement from the general fund to the education fund.

That shift frees…

Local News
March 22, 2017

New property tax formula would shield lower-spending districts

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

A House Education Committee has approved a bill that revamps the statewide property tax formula for education. The formula is based on a per pupil calculation. School districts that spend above a threshold would pay a higher tax rate; those…

Column
August 24, 2016

Gravity

By Rev. Lee Alison Crawford In the end, gravity always wins. For about 60 years, the barn that Oren Bates built has been a fixture on the Mission Farm property. One notices it even as one barrels by at 50 m.p.h. over on Route 4….