No tax increases planned for Courtland

Published 10:16 am Tuesday, June 21, 2011

COURTLAND—Courtland residents will not pay higher real estate or personal property taxes to support next fiscal year’s budget of $344,414, said town clerk Debra Lambert.

Real estate taxes will remain at 19 cents, which means the owner of a property assessed at $100,000 will pay $190 to the town. Personal property taxes will remain at $1.14 per 100, which means someone who owns, for example, a vehicle valued at $2,000 will pay $22.80.

The town’s three full-time and three part-time employees also will not receive pay increases, Lambert said.

The budget is about $5,000 less than the current fiscal year’s spending plan, which ends on June 30.

No services will be eliminated or added, and no capital improvement projects are planned, Lambert said. The town takes care of public areas, including Shands Park and Riverside Cemetery and maintains street lights.