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Berlin Council Members Vote to Raise Town's Property Taxes

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BERLIN, Md.- Following a public hearing, the Berlin Town Council voted Monday to raise the town's property taxes. 

The rate would go up to 18 percent for fiscal year 2020 to help replenish the town's general fund. There are also talks of increasing water and sewer rates.

The proposal has received backlash from businesses and homeowners, with some sharing their frustrations over how the town's budget has been managed over the years. 

Mayor Gee Williams says property taxes haven't been raised in about 15 years. 

Despite the vote Monday night, nothing is official just yet. In order for the tax hike to be approved, the council has to pass the 2020 budget. That vote is expected to take place at a Berlin town council meeting next month. 

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