The West Tisbury tax rate is expected to drop by about 25 per cent this year, principal assessor MacGregor Anderson told the select board on March 1.

“We had a really dramatic decrease in the tax rate due to a very large increase in taxable values,” said Mr. Anderson.

He estimated that it would drop to around $4.36 per $1,000 of property value, down from $5.82 last year. The drop is largely due to increasing property values.

Mr. Anderson also asked the board whether it wanted to split the tax rate between property types or to enact any local exemption options. The board voted not to split the rate or make any exemptions, at Mr. Andersons recommendation.

In other business, the board voted to appoint Cass Luskin as municipal hearing agent, and to end animal control officer Kate Hoffman’s probationary hiring period.