Pembroke Residents Tax Increase

Pembroke Residents Tax Increase
March 11, 2024

Pembroke voters had two options: price out the elderly or support schools.

With a proposed budget of $33.8 million delivering a 28% tax increase, it was hard to feel like one didn’t come at the expense of the other.

The $33.8 million budget would have increased taxes by $2,346 annually for a home worth $300,000, not counting any other school items or increases on the town side.

An amendment was proposed: to cut the school budget by just over $3 million.

It passed on 305-134 vote.

The Pembroke school board will have to sit down and decide where to eliminate $3 million, not an easy task.