from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Income from property taxes: netted the city over $30 million in new ratables.
- n.pl. Properties or buildings, especially those used for commercial purposes, that provide tax income for local government: constructed a total of $10 million in new ratables.
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- n. property that provides tax income for local governments
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So now, dear taxpayer, you are looking not only at a failure of the state to deliver on promised school construction and its positively harming the business and employment climate of the city, it seems you may very well be looking at the total loss of tax ratables from the West Front Street property as the state welches on its promise.
Border wars we don't need: A new round of state competition for tax ratables and jobs - NJVoices: Linda Stamato
Especially since improved buildings would be reassessed and generate more ratables for a cash-strapped town.
Let's see: the City is getting a $3.5 million new senior center for free, is saving $100k per year it currently pays in rent for the existing center and adds substantial market-rate condos/ratables to the tax base on a piece of property not now generating any tax revenues.
Not only because of the ratables, but primarily because of the sense of connectedness to the community and its issues that OWNERSHIP implies.
Pave it over and collect the ratables and let the customers run over the kids and the grannies.
To address that, Christie wants lawmakers to put a proposed constitutional amendment before voters imposing a 2.5 percent cap on increases in local property tax levies, adjusted for increases in ratables.
Teterboro Mayor John P. Watt has described the plan as nothing more than a ratables grab.
If we'd managed to attract those businesses to move to Galloway, we'd have more ratables and the burden wouldn't all be on the taxpayer.
Wether it is because they allow Jill Gouge-Us to collect two pay checks, keep open a "post office" that really isn't needed or if it's due to lost ratables (which seems hard to understand when a new flea bag motel opens every month on Rte 30).
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