Hike in property taxes fans escalating pandemic burden

by Ruth Leubecker

Property taxpayers this year are facing various changes in their bills which should point to a lesser total than last year’s bill, but that’s not generally happening.

“It’s supposed to be based only on the town’s evaluation, total expenditures and revenue — unless your budget is going up and down dramatically,” explains Lewis Pinkham, for 16 years Milbridge’s town manager, whose mill rate is 15.125, down from a rate of 16.379 last year.

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