Camden County is looking for additional sources of revenue. They hope to increase funding available for operating costs, including road and bridge funds. One proposal they’re considering is a possible sales tax on utility rates. Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty says they’re trying to find a balance of raising more money while limiting the burden on local residents.
The proposal to tax utility rates could place the bulk of the burden on second home owners, which accounts for 71% of the properties at the lake. That could translate to as much as 80% of the utility tax burden.