The second attempt to pass the North Haven Budget succeeded by 136 votes! Since this is the second year of the property assessment phase-in you can calculate your new tax bill using the projected mill rate of 26.26
Here is an example of how the new budget will affect the first house on the list, it happens to be a Raised Ranch in the Montowese Section of North Haven.
7/1/06 Assessment : 203.280 x 28.70 = $5834.16
7/1/07 Assessment : 244.369 x 26.26 = $6417.13
Here is another example that I pulled from the MLS. The house is currently the median priced active listing in North Haven at $399,000.
7/1/06 Assessment : 193.853 x 28.70 = $5563.58
7/1/07 Assessment : 245.606 x 26.26 = $6449.61
Listening to town officials and political cheerleaders talk about maintaining services and just getting by with another bare bones budget is all smoke and mirrors from my viewpoint. Whenever more money shifts from the taxpayers pocket to the town coffers it should be consider it a tax increase.
Here is the Article from the New Haven Register. The 26.26 Mill Rate is projected so it may be adjusted but it appears to be a huge tax increase to me. Government needs to be brought back to reality instead of enjoying the monopoly it has of squeezing the taxpayers to quench the endless thirst for cash.