Property Tax Cut in Proposed Salisbury Budget

Apr 20, 2017

Mayor Jake Day
Credit Don Rush

Mayor Jake Day laid out a $58.8 million budget for the city of Salisbury yesterday that includes a 6.7 percent cut in property taxes

That amount will be come down from 96 cents for $100 of assessed property value.

The Salisbury Daily Times also reports that the mayor proposed an 11 percent cut for personal property taxes that businesses pay out for inventory and equipment.  

There will also be a major restructuring of city government creating five new departments and eliminating four others.

Among the new Departments would be one for Infrastructure and Development.

The departments to be eliminated, Day said, would be part of an effort to create a one-stop shop for development permitting and planing review.