Bulletin Volume 19-30

Bulletin Volume 19-30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...expenditure for schools were doubled it would still fall short of the average proportionate expenditure for schools among the cities of the group with which Brunswick is compared. This serves to show in comparison how little Bnmswick is doing for her schools. These comparisons are not made to suggest that Brunswick should cut down on the support of other departments, indeed, the commission was informed that more funds are needed by the various departments, but to suggest rather that Brunswick has reached a place in her development where it is obligatory that she raise more money for her needed activities and that she should expend a larger proportion of it on her schools. THE TAX RATE OF BRUNSWICK. The tax rate of Brunswick for 1919 was $18 per thousand of assessed valuation; $3.50 being set aside for the support of the schools. It will be of interest, here again, to compare this rate with the rates levied in the 96 cities of the group already referred to. Inasmuch, however, as the basis for assessing property varies so widely among cities, ranging anywhere from 20 per cent of the actual value to 100 per cent, before a comparison can properly be made, these rates must all be corrected on the basis of an assessment of full property value. In Table No. 30 of "Financial Statistics of Cities," issued by the U. S. Census Bureau, the corrected rates are given for the 96 cities just mentioned. BrunsWick's rate for city purposes of $18 per thousand must likewise be corrected. The survey commission was informed that the assessment valuations of Brunswick property average about 60 per cent of the true value. If this is correct then the rate of $18 corrected for this difference would be $10.80 per thousand instead. Of the 96 cities...show more

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  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987225
  • 9781236987228