The Grand Island Town Board approved a 2012 budget last Thursday with roughly 2 percent increases in tax rates across budget lines.
The general fund appropriations total $6,764,540, with the amount raised by taxation at $2,162,590.The estimated tax rate, $3.12 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, is an increase of 2.2 percent from the 2011 rate of $3.053.
Other budget lines:
Fire protection district
Estimated tax rate: $1.562 per $1,000, up 4 cents, or 2.7 percent.
Raised by taxes: $2,445,726.
Estimated tax rate: $3.528 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, an increase of 7 cents, or 2.2 percent.
Consolidated sewer district
Sewer fund appropriations: $3,297,578.
Raised by taxation: $902,217.
Estimated tax rate per $1,000 of land value only: $9.571, a decrease of 91 cents, or a 8.8 percent decrease.
Consolidated water district
Raised by taxation: $709,880.
Estimated tax rate per $1,000 of land value: $5.784, the same as in 2011.
Amount to be raised by taxation: $190,262.
The tax rate varies by district.
Refuse and garbage district
Appropriations: $1,303,794.Amount to be raised by taxation: $1,303,143.
Flat tax rate per single family dwelling: $183, an increase of $3, or 1.7 percent.