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Wilmington Budget

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Wilmington City Council overwhelmingly approved a 3.8 percent sewer fee increase for City residents starting July 1. And Mayor Mike Purzycki’s proposed capital budget passed by a slim margin— with seven votes in favor.

 


 

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Wilmington City Council is gearing up to vote on the mayor’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020. Council members seem largely supportive of the proposal, but some have lingering concerns.

 


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

There is no property tax increase in Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki’s 2020 budget proposal.

 

But the plan he presented to City Council Thursday seeks a 3.8 percent water/sewer/stormwater rate increase for city customers.

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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki is seeking to raise city spending by nearly 5% in his 2019 budget plan.

Purzycki’s proposal calls for $162.3 million dollar operating budget in 2019.  That’s $7.4 million more than this year.  But the mayor isn’t asking to increase property taxes to pay for it after raising them 7% this year.

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Wilmington mayor Mike Purzycki says tax hikes and budget cuts are needed to avert what he calls a looming fiscal crisis in the state’s largest city.

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Wilmington City Council voted down a proposed $154 million FY17 operating budget Thursday night in a 6-7 vote.


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Wilmington City Council members have ironed out details of the FY17 budget they are expected to vote on Thursday night.

A $154 million spending plan was advanced out of committee Monday - a budget that is 613,000 less than initially proposed following what Mayor Dennis Williams and Council President Theo Gregory called a "compromise"in a statement earlier in the day.