Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Concord Taxes Set for 1897-1898


The Concord Times for Thursday, July 1, 1897, reported new Concord tax rates set by the Concord Town Commissioners [Alderman] at their June meeting. Concord taxes, levied per $100 valuation were:

General Fund:                  Graded School                        Interest Fund
Property $0.60                   Property $0.20                          Property $0.10
Poll $1.80                              Poll $0.60                                     Poll $0.30

Property taxes showed a 20% increase over the previous year, totaling $.90 per $100, and the poll tax increased from $2.25 to $2.70. The Times felt the rates were "going it pretty steep, but our people will try to stand it if the board will give them corresponding benefits."

Other taxes set by the commissioners included:

Tin Pan Alleys....................................................................................$25.00
Auctioneers.......................................................................................$5.00
Circus or menagerie...........................................................................$25.00
Every itinerant physician, surgeon, dentist, daguerrian, artist,
      or person taking likenesses of faces, houses or scenery..................$10.00
Every company of Gypsies, or strolling company who
      makes a living telling fortunes and horse trading...........................$10.00
Ice Dealers........................................................................................$5.00
Wood or Coal Dealers.........................................................................$5.00
Skating Rink.......................................................................................$5.00
Shooting Gallery................................................................................$5.00

The Concord Times is one of many local newspapers available on microfilm at the Concord Library, Lore History Room

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