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18% Hike for Berlin Property Taxpayers

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Don Rush
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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.