DOVER — A decision by the vast majority of city councilors to override the tax cap has some city residents concerned about the effect it could have on their own tax bills.
Out of a random sampling of five Dover residents outside the Dover Post Office, four said they do not want the city to override the tax cap.
“They’ve disregarded my vote (for the tax cap) by overriding,” said Mike Vining, a 47-year-old resident who works for a marketing company.
Many also cited the economic recession, and said the timing of the vote is not good while many residents are still struggling financially.
“I’m not crazy about it,” Scott Hayes, a 48-year-old paramedic for Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, said of the decision. “A lot of people are going to get hurt by it.”