DIXFIELD — The Board of Selectmen voted Monday evening to set the town’s tax rate at $20.80 per $1,000 valuation.

Town Manager Carlo Puiia said that the newly approved tax rate is a mill-and-a-half higher than the previous year’s tax rate, which was $19.30 per $1,000 valuation.

“Last year’s tax commitment had some omissions, and as a result, it’s impacting this year’s mill rate somewhat,” Puiia said. “We mentioned this at the annual town meeting, so the citizens had some warning about it.”

As an example, Puiia said said that a house valued at $100,000 last year was taxed $1,930.

“Due to the mill-and-a-half increase in the tax rate, that number goes up to $2,080,” Puiia said. “The average homeowner in Dixfield is around roughly $100,000, so this gives an idea of how much people’s annual tax bill is going to rise.”

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