The 2012 Grand List, which reflects all changes in ownership and valuation of taxable and exempt properties, showed minimal growth between 2011 and 2012.
A memo written by Director of Assessment Joseph Dakers to Town Manager Ron Van Winkle last week reported that West Hartford's total Grand List for 2012 is valued at $5,893,896,106, an increase of $13,564,933 or .23 percent.
The real estate portion of the Grand List grew by .29 percent, by $15,534,255. However, both motor vehicle and personal property values dropped in 2012.
Motor vehicle values dropped by $6,503,692 (1.6 percent), due to the return of double digit depreciation, according to Dakers. Personal property values dropped by 2.8 percent, or $4,534,370.
Blue Back Square, Westfarms Mall, and CL&P led the list of top 10 taxpayers, followed by Corbins Corner, Town Center West Associates, and Sisters of Mercy.
The Grand List is just one component of the town's budget – the first step in the process of determining the mill rate.
The current mill rate for 2012-2013 is 35.75.