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18% Hike for Berlin Property Taxpayers

Don Rush

Berlin residents will see an 18 percent hike in their property taxes.

Town officials approved the measure on Monday in an effort to close a $15 million budgetary shortfall.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it’s been more than a decade since the property tax rate has been raised.

The vote was 4 to 1.

The hike is lower than the proposed 30 percent increase that was under consideration earlier this year.

It means that the rate will rise from 68 cents of $100 of property assessed value to 80 cents.

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.