DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP)- The Dewey Beach Budget and Finance Committee is calling for the town's first property tax but isn't finding much support among town commissioners.
Just one of five town commissioners backed the proposal Friday night.
Former commissioner Marc Appelbaum says residents and property owners expect certain things in Dewey. They still allow dogs on the beach, and they live in the only municipality in Delaware without a property tax.
Budget committee chairman Dave King recommended a property tax to bring a stable revenue source to the town. Now the major income is real estate transfer fees, tickets and fines and permits and licenses. King says those sources fluctuate and are unpredictable.
King says the proposed property tax amounts to about $200 annually for a typical homeowner.
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