Residents in Berlin will get an average cut of $100 in their property taxes under the $13.5 million budget for the next fiscal year.
The Town will cut the tax rate by 5-cents per $100 of assessed property dropping from 73 cents to 68 cents.
It will cost the town around $102-thousand in revenue.
Mayor Gee Williams said the cut was made possible by the surplus the town had accrued over the last few years.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that council member Dean Burrell credited the town staff for its efforts to cut department budgets.