Taxes revised for Mayfield school district

MAYFIELD – The Mayfield Central School District tax rates issued in September have been revised slightly.

Taxpayers will still see decreases on their bills this year. According to the district website, last year’s school tax rate of $23.21 per $1,000 assessed value has changed to $22.91 per $1,000 of assessed value. This is for the town. This is compared to the 2015 school tax bill and is for a home assessed at $100,000. This will effect nearly 85 percent school taxpayers in the district.

Northampton’s school tax rate will decline from last year’s $23.55, per $1,000 value. The new rate is $22.91 per $1,000 assessed value. A total of 2.3 percent of the district will see these changes.

Town of Broadalbin residents will still have school tax rate decrease for 2016-17. For the 2015-16 school year, the tax rate was $17.92, for a home assessed at $100,000. For the 2016-17 school year, the tax rate will be $17.72. A total of 0.3 percent of the district will see this change.

Town of Johnstown residents will see a decrease on their 2016-17 school tax bills. The 2015-16 school tax rate was $21.77 , per $100,000 assessed value. The new rate is $21.69, per $100,000 assessed value. This will show up on 12.6 percent of the district’s tax bills.

A release issued in September stated that state aid increases and the end of the Gap Elimination Adjustment assisted in the board of education being able to adopt a budget that met the tax cap. Superintendent Jon Peterson said the -0.66 tax levy decrease allowed the district to maintain current programs while adding to the existing ones.

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