Town taxes will likely be going up in St. Johnsbury this year

Town taxes will likely be going up in St. Johnsbury this year. The St. Johnsbury Select Board on Monday approved a 2022-2023 town budget that will result in a 2.4 percent increase in money to be raised by taxes inside the special services (village) district and a 3.98 percent tax increase outside the special services district. This will result in a $57.75 increase in taxes on a $150,000 house inside the special services district and a $59.87 increase on a $150,000 house outside the special services district. The budget will now be forwarded to the voters at Town Meeting for final approval. The largest increase is in the town general fund which is seeing a 4.58 percent tax increase.