One of the top concerns expressed in previous surveys of Warner is the property tax. In 2015 the net valuation for Warner was $281,406,495. The Economic Development Committee’s research revealed that a new $1M development would reduce the annual tax bill on a $200,000 home by about $80. This does not account for that development’s potential for additional municipal services. The Advisory Committee believes it is important to understand the limited effect more development may have on property tax relief, and that emphasis should be on multiple activities to improve economic opportunity and success in Warner. We believe that not only can we attract large business to exit 7 and 9 to provide tax relief, but to look at alternatives to increase money that can be spent in Warner to assist with existing and potentially new businesses downtown and at the same time work with small home business to assist with their growth.
In previous surveys, participants were asked what types of development they would like to see in Warner. In this survey we provide you with some of the responses of past surveys, and focus on issues that will assist the Economic Development Advisory Committee to create direction and actions that will implement the goals outlined by the community.