The St. George Select Board, working with the Town Manager and staff, have established the 2023-24 Mill Rate at 11.10 /$1000 of assessed valuation.
This is an increase from the 2022 Mill Rate of 10.10
The increase is the result of several factors which include:
General increase in costs due to inflation
A 16% increase in the amount of tax we must pay to Knox County (making us the third highest assessed municipality in Knox County after Camden and Rockport)
Increase in costs for the St. George Municipal School District
Costs incurred as a result of our incorporation of the ambulance service into the Town budget as the Emergency Medicine Department
Increasing in salaries and health insurance for town employees
Increase in costs of diesel and gas fuels for the Town and in particular transportation costs related to the Transfer Station.
How does the Mill Rate in St George compare to other Towns in Knox County?
The most complete data showing the full value (full adjusted) mill rate for 17 communities in Knox County is from 2021. The highest was Rockland at 20.87, the lowest was Matinicus Isle at 7.51. In 2021, St George was the second lowest at 8.09. We think the Town of St George ranking will again be very low compared others in the County for 2023.
Below are known 2023 Mill Rates:
South Thomaston 16.15
St George 11.10