Cambridge property taxes are going up.
The Cambridge Select Board set the town’s tax rate this month at $1.989 on every $100 in property value for primary residences, and $2.083 for every $100 in property value for second homes and business properties.
That’s a tax bill of $1,989 on a home worth $100,000 at the residential rate, and a bill of $2,083 for a second home or a business worth $100,000.
Last year, the tax rates in Cambridge were $1.887 for primary residences and $1.986 for other types of property. This year’s bills will be about $100 higher in both categories.
That doesn’t include state-set property-tax rates for education, which typically accounts for two-thirds of a tax bill.
The increase for municipal government stems partly from a $100,000 boost for the highway department to continue the reclamation of Pumpkin Harbor Road. That project includes raising the road surface by 3 feet, so it’s above the level of the 2011 flood.