NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Northampton homeowners may have to pay higher property taxes.
Northampton voters will determine Tuesday whether to raise property taxes and in turn save school art programs and city jobs. Voters will decide a $2.5 million tax-limit override ballot question Tuesday. This is the fourth time in ten years Northampton voters have had to consider a Proposition 2 1/2 override. If passed, the property tax bill on a single family home valued at $297,000 will go up approximately $234.
22News stopped by the Northampton Senior Center. Two seniors there told us they'll vote against the override because they are on a fixed income.
"Taxing is way too much," said Bill McGrath of Northampton. "There's been other taxes going up in Northampton lately too."
"I'd like to see them save their programs, but at what expense? What is it going to cost, maybe it will cost some old person a meal, or maybe their medication. No, it's too high a price," said Glen Gosselin of Northampton.
Northampton seniors 70 years and older with $40,000 or less in income and assets, not counting their home, may be eligible for an exemption.