Groton — Groton Town Manager John Burt on Thursday recommended a budget of $128.6 million for the coming fiscal year, an increase of 6.5 percent over current spending. The budget would require an increase in the tax rate from 23.63 mills to 24.87 mills, or 5.3 percent. For each $100,000 in assessed property value, taxpayers would pay an additional $124 in taxes. Burt recommended eliminating nine positions in town government and adding the equivalent of one, for a net loss of eight jobs.
Groton — John Burt, the town manager hired less than a year ago to take over after longtime Groton Town Manager Mark Oefinger retired, is a finalist for a job in Urbana, Ill.Burt was hired last May by a Republican-majority council after a national search. All but one member of the Town Council was then unseated during the November election. Burt, his wife, Stacey, and their two school-age children relocated from Michigan to Groton last summer.
Groton — Groton's 2017 grand list dipped by 0.1 percent compared to the prior year, with real estate values remaining stable, personal property values falling slightly and motor vehicle values rising. The town's total net grand list of taxable property was $3.7 billion, based on the values of real estate, personal property and motor vehicles as of Oct. 1, 2017. Real estate values showed little change, while personal property values fell 2.7 percent and motor vehicle values rose by 1.4 percent.
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Selecting a term
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