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Dover City Council Expected to End Downtown Business Tax

Don Rush

Dover’s downtown property owners will no longer face the prospect of a Business Improvement District tax.

It has been at zero for years.

But the City Council is moving forward with a measure to end the tax altogether.

WBOC reports that there had been a suggestion that the funds could be used to pay for additional coverage by police cadets in the downtown area.

But critics complain that the tax would be “double taxation” for business owners who already pay property taxes and utilities.

A vote on the issue is expected in September.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs 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.