Tax Rate Calculation Tool

The below table gives residents a sense of the effect on their taxes from different spending scenarios. For example, if an additional $25,000 were raised on top of the existing levy, the FY23 tax rate would increase by 10 cents to $13.76 per $1,000 of value. You can use this tool to assess what any increase in Town expenditures would mean for your personal finances. Remember however that beyond the levy, the Town can fund its operations through state receipts (e.g., Unrestricted General Government Aid) and local receipts (e.g., inspection fees), and other sources that do not directly impact the tax rate. Capital expenses can also be borne by Free Cash, stabilization accounts, grants and other means. For a full understanding of the effect of any proposed spending, we recommend you reach out to Blandford’s Board of Assessors, Treasurer-Collector or the Town Administrator.

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Blandford Tax Rate Effect Scenarios

Preliminary Fiscal Year 2024 Operating and Capital Budget Recommendations

The budget process started in October with distribution of capital request forms to Town departments. In January, departments received instructions on submitting Fiscal Year 2024 operating budget requests and before the conclusion of February, all departments had met with the Finance Committee. At the outset of March, the Finance Committee reviewed a compiled list of FY24 budget requests, made minor recommendations and asked for clarification on a number of items. Further meetings resulted in the below budget proposal.

FY24 Operating and Capital Budget Recommendations – Preliminary
• FY24 Estimated Revenue Report
FY24 Expense Report
FY24 Broadband Budget Report
FY24 Water Department Budget Report
FY24 Chart of Benefits

To be updated prior to Annual Town Meeting with latest revenue projections.