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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Worcester County Officials Propose 20% Increase in Real Property

This little 'brush fire' is soon to erupt into a massive inferno. 

.159 cents per $100.00 of assessed value equates to a 21% real property tax rate increase. The current Worcester County tax rate is $.77 per $100 of assessed value. 

Similar tax increases first happened to Talbot residents, then Wicomico residents, and now it is about to happen to Worcester residents. 

It should prove to be very interesting as things start to unfold - as Worcester officials seek an infusion of $22 million dollars - right from the 'hip pockets' of Worcester County residents.


lmclain said...

They have no choice. they have spent all the money they can put their hands on....
When they get THIS money, they will also spend it and soon, come back to get MORE money.
That's what they do. Would you expect a leech NOT to suck all the blood they can get?
Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

Ouch! An example of politics at play. The old rule for elected officials is to do these kinds of things early in the term and it will be forgotten 4 years from now. It wasn't forgotten in Talbot nor Wicomico. IMHO it won't be forgotten in Worcester either. WTH is going on with the Republicans?

Anonymous said...

Looks as though there is about to be turmoil in Worcester County. That's to much for the taxpayer to bare.

Anonymous said...

I believe Worcester County residents are soon due to install their own revenue cap. Maybe that will help to slow down the taxing culprits.

Anonymous said...

To much - to quick. Next year it will be another 20% and they still won't have a handle on spending.

Anonymous said...

20% is a LOT!
TOO MUCH> NO NEW TAXES< NO MORE SPENDING...and I don't even live in Worcester cty.