Kure Beach increased property taxes by 2 cents per hundred to pay for beach sand. Carolina Beach has transferred funds to help with beach renourishment.
Sales taxes account for less than 5% of total revenue in both towns.
House prices in the beach towns are 3 times as high as your standard home in Wilmington and THAT translates into very high ad valorum taxes.
These communities are hardly "coddled" and the populations are so small that making them pay for their own beach re nourishment would probably ruin those communities.
And think about this Chuck. None of the beach communities have enough hotel rooms to handle their own tourists so nearby towns and cities (like Wilmington) benefit from their beaches.
Why not let Wilmington Annex them? Hey let the beach sand go away and build your stadium!!!
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