EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 19, 2012

Average Andover home tax bill up $181

Selectmen pass balanced tax increase

By Dustin Luca

---- — ANDOVER — New tax rates set by the Board of Selectmen last night will raise the bill for the average single-family home by $181 for the upcoming year.

The board voted to adopt a tax plan that calls for that hike. With the rate, residents will pay $14.51 for every $1,000 worth of property they own. Commercial and industrial property owners will pay $24.26 per $1,000, according to David Billard, chief assessor for Andover.

The shift reflected the most even increases across the board, with residents paying 2.3 percent more in taxes, while commercial properties pay 2.4 percent more and industrial properties pay a bill that is 2.2 percent higher.

The average single family home’s tax bill will be $7,967, up from $7,786 this year. Commercial property will pay an average of $48,291, up $1,149 from this year. Industrial property will pay $84,565 on average, up $1,836 over last year. Those figures were provided last night by town officials.