At its Aug. 21 meeting, the Liverpool Central School District Board of Education set the tax rates for the 2012-13 school year.
In the town of Salina, the tax rate will be $24.60 per $1,000 of assessed value. Meanwhile, in the town of Clay, where tax rates are based on a partial assessment, the tax rate will be $566.99 per thousand.
The budget approved by voters last May include an estimated increase in the tax levy of 2.81 percent. However, according to Superintendent Richard Johns, a slight change in equalization rates and assessments allowed the district to lower the rate slightly to 2.53 percent.
In addition, the 2012-2013 public library tax rates were set at $1.18 per thousand of assessed value in the town of Salina, and $27.12 per thousand of assessed value in the town of Clay.
For more information about the manner in which each town appraises properties and how that impacts school taxes, visit their web sites at salina.ny.us/content/departments/assessor or townofclay.org/assessor/home. You can also contact LCSD Support Services at 622-7148.
Sarah Hall is the editor of the Eagle Star-Review and the Baldwinsville Messenger. The 2012 winner of the Syracuse Press Club's Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award, she has been with Eagle Newspapers since 2006. She is a Liverpool native.