Proposed Dover budget includes 8.6% property tax hike
From Delaware State News
DOVER — Donna Mitchell, who manages the city of Dover, said a property tax increase in the city’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget is necessary to catch up on “much-needed” maintenance work in city parks and aging facilities, as well as filling some staffing positions that have been left vacant for several years.
Mrs. Mitchell broke down her proposed FY20 draft budget for members of Dover City Council in Council Chambers at City Hall on Wednesday night, proposing an 8.6 percent property tax increase as part of a $43.6 million general fund budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins in July.
It will mark the first property tax increase for the city since a 19.9 percent property tax increase was handed down to the city’s residents in 2016.