Frederick County Weighs Property Tax Rebate

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick County homeowners may be getting some property tax relief in the form of $100 checks.

The Frederick News-Post reports that county commissioners were poised to vote Thursday on whether to refund $6.7 million in surplus revenue by sending $100 to each homeowner.

Republican Commissioner David Gray opposes the plan. He says it’s just a costly form of politicking by Republican board president and gubernatorial hopeful Blaine Young.

Young’s signature would appear on the checks. It would cost taxpayers $49,000 to print and mail them.

Gray says it would be cheaper to simply factor a $100 credit into each property tax bill.

Young says people who get a check might be more likely to spend the rebate and stimulate the local economy.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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