The Westford Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on the matter of classification of taxable property during fiscal 2017, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:35 p.m. at Town Hall Meeting Room, Second Floor, 55 Main Street, Westford.
Options available to the Selectmen are: 1) A single uniform property tax rate for all classes of property; 2) A split tax rate which shifts the tax burden between Residential/Open Space properties and Commercial, Industrial, and Personal Property classes; 3) A Residential Exemption, and/or Small Commercial Exemption, and/or an Open Space Exemption, or no Exemptions; 4) A combination of Options 1 and 3, or a combination of Options 2 and 3.
This hearing is pending certification from the Department of Revenue and will require a second hearing to finalize the fiscal 2017 tax rate. For more information on tax classification, please contact the Office of the town manager 978-692-5501. The board will accept written and oral comments on the tax classification Policy at the public hearing.