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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Indian River School District referendum fails in close vote

Residents in the Indian River School District narrowly defeated a tax hike referendum Tuesday.

The district reports it's effort to raise an additional $7.4 million lost by a razor thin 30-vote margin – with 3,321 for and 3,351 against. The state Elections Department website reports an even closer unofficial vote of 3,321 for and 3,341 against - a mere 20 vote difference.

The plan sought to increase taxes 49 cents per $100 of assessed property value, which District officials said would have added $95 a year to the average taxpayer’s bill.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Delaware should put an impact fee in place for any new home being built.

JoeAlbero said...

People are fed up with how the finances are handled. They steal or misuse their budget and then come back and ask for more.

ALL of you should look good and hard at how Delaware handles things like this. It went to referendum and "we the people" got to decide accountability in this matter and "we the people" won.

That is NOT the case in Wicomico County. The Board of Ed simply makes whatever changes they want and demand whatever increase they want and the County Council or Executive have no choice in the matter and there is NO accountability. Just look at the Gift Cards, (for the children) that had been abused 2 years ago.

I congratulate the voters of Sussex County.

Anonymous said...

I know they are having problems with immigrant children. The schools in Selbyville and Georgetown our full of them. Think about how many of their parents pay property tax. I know they rent properties but if looked into the number of children per household is crazy. I am sure the money is handled wrong it is government.