Financial Impact of Town Meeting Actions

How does action taken at Town Meeting affect my tax bill? At the current level of property values in Orleans, a vote by Town Meeting to appropriate $100,000 from property taxes will result in an increase of about $0.025 on the Orleans tax rate. To calculate how the $100,000 appropriation would impact your own tax bill, divide the assessed value of your property by 1000 and multiply the result by $0.025.