It is that time of year again when homeowners are paying their property taxes and may wonder, "Where does this money go?" Below is a theoretical monthly "bill" for the general fund services provided by the City. Since we are all familiar with paying monthly bills for our mortgage, utilities, car and mobile phone, among others, this analysis has been useful in demonstrating that the City provides an excellent value. The calculation includes houses appraised at $100,000, $181,941 (the average appraisal in Murfreesboro), $200,000 and $300,000.As you can see by this chart, the average house in Murfreesboro "pays" $48.15 a month for 24/7 police and fire, streets, schools, debt service for roads, schools, parks and equipment and the other general fund activities. In comparison, the general fund "bill" is less than many bills for cable TV, Internet service and telephone. One of the most remarkable figures is that the average household pays only $1.93 per month for solid waste collection and disposal.
How Your Tax Dollars are SpentFY 13 Budget
The City continues to strive to provide outstanding services to its citizens for a very reasonable cost.
What do you get for the monthly charges outlined above?