Gazette: “Northampton override forum to be held next week”

Today’s Gazette reports:

Residents who want to ask questions or express their opinions about a proposed $2 million Proposition 2½ override will have an opportunity to do so at a public forum next week.

The April 30 special meeting will be held a week before the City Council is poised to take a second and final vote whether to place the override before voters in a special election on June 16. The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. in JFK Middle School’s Community Room…

The override would add about $124 a year in property taxes for the owner of a house assessed at $200,000, $186 a year for a $300,000 house, or $248 for a $400,000 home, according to a tax calculator [link] at the city’s Web site.

See also:

Vote YES! Northampton Launches Website to Support $2 Million Proposition 2 1/2 Override

Gazette: “Override vote gets Northampton council’s 1st OK” (4/16/09)

Northampton Redoubt: “Higgins gambling on a municipal budget” (4/18/09)

Video: Mayor Gives FY2010 Budget Briefing to Ward 3 on 3/16/09
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Video: Finance Committee Meeting of 2/25/09 with FY2010 Budget Presentation; Schedule of Budget Briefings by Ward