Published in the November 12, 2015 edition

NORTH READING — The Selectmen will hold their annual public hearing to set the real estate tax rate for Fiscal 2016 and decide the annual issue of whether to split the tax rate, which would shift the some of the tax burden from residences to businesses.

The hearing will be held next Monday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 14 of town hall.

Interested citizens may attend the meeting to offer their opinion or submit information for the board’s consideration.

North Reading’s present tax rate is $16.62 per thousand valuation. The last time North Reading had a split or “classified” tax rate was 1988.