The new Plymouth North High School is expected to open next fall at a cost of over $80 million. The state will pay for about half. The town’s taxpayers will have to pay the rest.
Plymouth Selectmen have approved a general fund operating budget of $158 million.
It includes the usual increases in operating costs; but the biggest portion of the increase is the financing of Plymouth North High School and the Senior Center project adjacent to it.
Finance Director Lynn Barrett said, “That particular part of the budget, for that homeowner who has the average house, their tax bill will see an increase of approximately $106″.*
The average home in town is considered to be valued at just over $300,000. Bills that go out in December will reflect the increase.
Correction: In the original web story, posted on 9/22, the increase was incorrectly transcribed by an editor as $600. The radio version of this story contained the correct number.