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Fees and Taxes Going Up in Bethany Beach

Don Rush

Some fees and taxes are going up in Bethany Beach this summer to meet the needs of its growing population and tourism.

The resort hopes to bring in as much as $150-thosuand in additional revenue.

The money will go toward financing projects ranging from wheelchair replacements and new trashcans to comfort station renovations and the increasing cost of Bandstand performances.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the resort rental fees will rise from $50 to $100 a year.

In addition, the business fees will go up from $180 a year to $250 while the property taxes will increase from 18.5 percent to 19 percent of assessed value.

Shuttle bus service fees will also see a hike from $500 to $1-thousand a year depending on the size of the bus.

Single-day permits will rise from $100 to $150.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.