Wednesday, September 5 – Trimper’s Taxes Lowered Through Appeal

BERLIN – While an appeal of the Trimper’s Amusements property assessments has been somewhat successful, it is unclear whether the savings will be enough to keep Trimper’s going.

According to a report yesterday at the County Commissioners’ meeting, the reduced assessments have resulted in a reduction in Trimper’s tax bill over the next three years of $470,000.

The family-owned company, which owns 24 properties, appealed their assessment this summer after noting that without a reduction in their tax bill, the iconic amusement park might have to close or be sold.

The company’s comments have been the subject of dozens of letters to the editor to this paper and the creation of a website devoted entirely to saving the amusement park.

The matter might not be settled with these decisions, as the family has further options to appeal the rulings.

For the full story, see Friday’s issue of The Dispatch and its online counterpart.