After not attending tonight's Selectmen's meeting, Esty showed up after the meeting to announce she will withdraw her papers at the town's clerk's office for re-election.
Selectman Ginger Esty will not seek re-election to the Framingham Board of Selctmen. She did not attend Tuesday night's meeting. After the meeting adjourned, she showed up with a boot on one of her feet and told her fellow Selectmen she plans to withdraw her nominations papers for re-election at the Framingham Town Clerk's office tomorrow. Esty has been a selectmen for a dozen years. Esty and Sisitsky were running for re-election and were being challenged for one of the two seats available by School Committee member Mike Bower. Bower and Sisitsky are now running unopposed for the April 9 election. There are two, 3-year seats available.
The average bill will increase less than $9 for 2013, while shifting less of the tax burden to commercial and industrial properties will move that tax rate below $40.
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- Keith Regan
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A divided Framingham Board of Selectmen voted to approve a split tax rate for 2013 that results in a modest increase in residential tax bills and shifts less of the tax burden onto commercial property owners than in past years. By a vote of 3 to 2, Selectmen approved a 2013 residential tax rate of $17.84 per thousand dollars of valuation and a commercial rate of $39.98. The average single family home, valued at $324,152, will see a tax bill of $5,782.87, an increase of $8.92. If a full shift of 1.75 percent had been approved, as in past years, the average single family home tax bill would have dropped by just under $14. Instead, Selectmen adopted a 1.74 percent shift. Selectman Jason Smith called the smaller shift "an investment in …