Town officials missed out on about $180,000 that could have been collected in taxes this year, Town Administrator Jack McFeeley said.
Towns are allowed by to increase their tax levy by 2.5 percent each year and to build new growth from development into the town's tax base, without asking for voter approval. McFeeley said the town experienced more growth this fiscal year, which ends June 30, than originally projected, but no one noticed before the tax rate was set.
"It was just something that fell through the cracks," McFeeley said.
McFeeley replaced previous Town Administrator Steven Boudreau last November, which McFeeley said is the optimal time to assess whether new growth has exceeded expectations.
"It won't happen again this year," he promised.
-- Calvin Hennick
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