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Berlin Residents Could Face Tax Hike

Don Rush

Taxes could be going up next year for the residents of Berlin.

Town officials are looking at ways to close a $15 million deficit.

One proposal is a 30 percent increase in the real property tax along with higher utility fees.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the plan has generated a good deal of opposition among residents.

During a town meeting last week numerous residents and businesses cried foul saying that the new taxes would make the cost of living in the famous town too expensive.

The city council has yet to vote on the proposal but it is expected to take it up soon – perhaps at the next council meeting in May.

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.