Bridgeville Residents Seek Answers About 20 Percent Tax Increase - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Bridgeville Residents Seek Answers About 20 Percent Tax Increase

Posted:
 BRIDGEVILLE, Del.- Town Commissioners recently  increased taxes by 20 percent, and people living in the area are having a hard time getting answers about why the tax hike is necessary.

WBOC made several attempts to get an explanation from Town Manager Jesse Savage, who was unavailable for comment. However, Savage and his colleagues will meet with residents inside the Bridgeville Fire Station at 7 p.m.

A Town Hall employee confirmed today that commissioners approved the increase May 28,2014. The tax hike went into effect July 1, 2014.

Robert Cannon owns property in Bridgeville. He said he is on fixed-income and paying more taxes would be a struggle.

 "If they need it, I guess [it’s okay],” Cannon said. “What do I do, go to social security and say, ‘well the town of Bridgeville has raised their taxes 20 percent, so I need 20 percent more,’ I don't think that's going to work," he said.

Town officials said an increase in water fees also took effect in July. The fee is based on the amount of water used. All of the rates have increased by more than a dollar.  
 
Barbara Devine has attended several meetings over the last few months. She recently started a petition that has more than 400 signatures. She hopes to get the increase removed.

“We want these two ordinances repealed,” she said. “The commissioners are not giving us a clear answer as to why they increased it; we have no deficit in the budget.”
     
 "It [tax hike] will be a detriment to the economic development of Bridgeville, which is sorely needed."

Corbin Bean lives in the town, and he wants to see the money get put to good use.

" If I'm just giving money and I don't know where it's going to go, I'm not too pleased about that. So, hopefully we get some answers tonight at the meeting about where the money is being spent," Bean said. 
 


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Low-number Delaware License Plate Auctioned for $410K

    Low-number Delaware License Plate Auctioned for $410K

    Aug 21, 2018 9:11 AM -04:002018-08-21 13:11:00 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-08-21 13:11:38 GMT
    (Photo credit: Delaware Tag Traders)(Photo credit: Delaware Tag Traders)
    (Photo credit: Delaware Tag Traders)(Photo credit: Delaware Tag Traders)
    Low-numbered Delaware license plates are in demand. Someone paid $410,000 for the plate bearing the number 20 when it went up for auction Sunday at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.More
    Low-numbered Delaware license plates are in demand. Someone paid $410,000 for the plate bearing the number 20 when it went up for auction Sunday at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.More
  • People Staying Overnight in Storage Facilities

    People Turning Storage Units Into Living Areas

    Aug 20, 2018 9:57 PM -04:002018-08-21 01:57:00 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-08-21 11:55:33 GMT
    Storage units are turning into extended stays lately. At least that's the case at Central Park Mini Storage in Felton and Bridgeville.More
    Storage units are turning into extended stays lately. At least that's the case at Central Park Mini Storage in Felton and Bridgeville. More
  • Draper Media to Acquire WRDE

    Draper Media to Acquire WRDE

    Aug 21, 2018 9:22 AM -04:002018-08-21 13:22:00 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-08-21 16:53:53 GMT
    Draper Media, which is the parent company of WBOC-TV, and SagamoreHill of Salisbury Licenses, LLC announced Tuesday that they have entered into a purchase agreement for WRDE-LD, an NBC affiliate serving the Delmarva Peninsula as Coast TV.More
    Draper Media, which is the parent company of WBOC-TV, and SagamoreHill of Salisbury Licenses, LLC announced Tuesday that they have entered into a purchase agreement for WRDE-LD, an NBC affiliate serving the Delmarva Peninsula as Coast TV.More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • People Staying Overnight In Storage Facilities

    People Staying Overnight In Storage Facilities

     De-Storage units are turning into extended stays lately. At least that's the case at Central Park Mini Storage in Felton and Bridgeville.

    More

     De-Storage units are turning into extended stays lately. At least that's the case at Central Park Mini Storage in Felton and Bridgeville.

    More
  • Rehoboth Beach Police Looking for Theft Suspects

    Rehoboth Beach Police Looking for Theft Suspects

    The Rehoboth Beach Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two people involved with stealing from an arcade. The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Beach Arcade. 

    More

    The Rehoboth Beach Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two people involved with stealing from an arcade. The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Beach Arcade. 

    More
  • Empty Crab Houses Look to Fall Season, Still With No Crab Pickers

    Empty Crab Houses Look to Fall Season, Still With No Crab Pickers

    It's slim pickings for at least three of Dorchester County's crab houses. Since the start of crab season in April, the crab houses have sat empty without their Mexican crab pickers. It started when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released H2-B worker visas through a lottery system, leaving out many businesses in dire need of seasonal help.

    More

    It's slim pickings for at least three of Dorchester County's crab houses. Since the start of crab season in April, the crab houses have sat empty without their Mexican crab pickers. It started when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released H2-B worker visas through a lottery system, leaving out many businesses in dire need of seasonal help.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices