Berlin residents will see an 18 percent hike in their property taxes.
Town officials approved the measure on Monday in an effort to close a $15 million budgetary shortfall.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it’s been more than a decade since the property tax rate has been raised.
The vote was 4 to 1.
The hike is lower than the proposed 30 percent increase that was under consideration earlier this year.
It means that the rate will rise from 68 cents of $100 of property assessed value to 80 cents.