November 2, 2017




Beacon tax rate drops third year in a row

BEACON – The City of Beacon’s proposed 2018 budget comes in at the state tax cap with tax rates declining for the third year in a row.

As city administration continues to tweak the $20.1 million general fund, tax rates are down, two percent for homestead and five percent for non-homestead, said Mayor Randy Casale.

“Because the assessment of values went up almost $54 million because of development and prices going up, but because of new development being added to the rolls,” Casale said.

The spending plan adds one more police officer bringing the patrol division to 29, approves purchase of one police car, includes $60,000 for an asset management and capital improvement plan and increases recreation department programs.


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