School board turns $872,000 in uncollected taxes over to city, county

NORWICH – A special meeting of the Norwich City School District Board of Education held Wednesday morning addressed uncollected taxes within the district and found board members voting unanimously in approval of a resolution certifying those taxes be turned over to the City of Norwich and Chenango County.

The district collected approximately $11,100,000 through its tax levy, an estimated $1,970,000 of which was received through the state’s School Tax Relief Program, according to NCSD Deputy Superintendent Robert Wightman, for a base value of approximately $8,260,000, an estimated $872,500 of which went uncollected. The district collected more than 90 percent of the levy this year, up from 88.94 percent in 2010-2011 and 82.21 percent in 2009-2010.

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