Brunswick will maintain tax fee after reassessment backlash

After backlash from the neighborhood, Brunswick city councilors voted to delay the 2023 property tax evaluation indefinitely, that means the house values used to calculate taxes will stay the identical as final yr.

The transfer on Thursday adopted a heated assembly earlier this month at which members of the neighborhood spoke to the council concerning the sudden improve in property taxes they had been dealing with on account of new property assessments primarily based on an actual property market that’s slowing down after main home-value spikes earlier within the pandemic.

Beneath the adjustments, the quantity of taxes collected would have remained just about flat at $58 million. Nonetheless, the quantities would have modified for a lot of owners. Some complained that their payments had been poised to double and even rise additional, whereas others would have seen their taxes lower.