Assessment Formula Assessment: As estimated by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Division of Local Services, in accordance with Chapter 516 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth. The assessment formula is based on a regional concept, which considers square miles and evaluation. The District offers this breakdown as a general guide to how these funds are allocated.
Assessment Formula There are eight mosquito control districts whose costs are apportioned to member municipalities on the Cherry Sheet. Each district is also allocated a proportional share of expenses for the State Reclamation Board that administers these programs. Each district relies on a separate formula to apportion its assessment to its member municipalities. All formulas are based on Equalized Valuation; five of the districts' formulas also use land area as a component
MUNICIPAL EQUALIZATION GRANT FORMULA MEG = [( X/Y * X ) / ∑ ( X/Y * X)] * SEG MEG = Municipal Equalization Grant for any given municipality X = municipal population as percent of state population Y = Municipal Equalized Valuation as percent of statewide equalization ∑ = sum of SEG = statewide equalization grant (total funds available for distribution)