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reassessment

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

New Castle County will begin laying the groundwork to pay for what could be the first county-wide property reassessment in more than 30 years.

 


Delaware Public Media

The City of Wilmington can join a legal challenge seeking to force property reassessment in the First State.

 


Delaware Public Media

The state of Delaware finds itself in court, defending its public school funding system in a lawsuit filed last year.

This week, Delaware Public Media completes an in-depth look at the key issues in the case with Part 2 focusing on the actual system used by the state to deliver education funding.  Last week, Part 1 dealt with the controversial issue of  property reassessment.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

New Castle County has not reassessed its property values for more than 30 years.

 


The City of Wilmington hopes to join a lawsuit seeking to force New Castle County to reassess property tax values countywide for the first time in over three decades.

 


Anne Hoffman/Delaware Public Media

New Castle County homes will not be reassessed in the near future.

Tuesday night, after County Council voted against establishing a reassessment reserve account in the general fund, Council member George Smiley withdrew all proposed ordinances having to do with reassessment.

 

The councilman said he was disappointed, but not surprised, as reassessment is, in his words, “a political bombshell.”