Property owners will notice a new charge on their tax bills next month. The July bills will be the first to include a fee that residents approved last year by voting to opt in on the state's Community Preservation Act.
The law provides state matching funds to towns that add a "surcharge" to their tax bills. The money can be spent on open space, affordable housing, and historical buildings and landscapes.
In Millis, a 1 percent charge will be added to tax bills, but the first $100,000 of property value is exempt from the charge. The average household will pay an extra $34.90 per year, Town Administrator Charles Aspinwall said.
– Calvin Hennick
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