Taxes too high?

New Gloucester has sought to keep the property tax rate low and many local residents are concerned about the upcoming increase in their taxes. Historically, New Gloucester’s tax rate has been the lowest among its neighbors. To put this in context, here are the rates for New Gloucester and surrounding towns from the most recent published mil rates (2016) on the state website.

Durham 16.49
Pownal 15.99
North Yarmouth 15.74
Gray 14.58
Poland 14.44
New Gloucester 13.46