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By Jeff Widmer

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 8:51 p.m.

Carnegie residents will pay less in taxes next year. How much less is not yet known.

This is because the Allegheny County assessment numbers have yet to be released. This will not happen until Dec. 17. Carnegie Borough Council likely will approve the budget on Dec. 27, less than two weeks later.

“We will have a much better idea then and there what our millage rate will be. The millage will go down, we just don't know how much yet,” said Carnegie Borough Councilman and finance chairman Pat Catena, who said council has met several times to adjust the 2013 budget.

Once the county numbers are released, this will give the six-member council a “much better idea” of what it has to work with, Catena said. Carnegie's millage now is 7.2.

“It is so hard to say what we will do with (the millage) right now,” he said.

Meanwhile, Catena and the rest of council are “concerned” about workers compensation, which will increase by $117,000 in 2013.

“This is something that we have to watch. We had a lot of (workers' compensation) claims last year. It will have to be monitored,” Catena said.

Other numbers from the 2013 preliminary budget:

• The borough pays for the Carnegie Volunteer Fire Department's annual bills. The number again will be $207,157, including the fire department's service to Pennsbury.

• The preliminary budget calls for Carnegie to pay out $1,169,424 to the police department. The police department received $1,223,870 in 2012.

Chief Jeff Harbin received a salary of $84,862 this year. The preliminary budget gives him a raise to $88,259, Catena said.

• The public works department is slated to receive $687,857. The department received $683,760 this year.

Jeff Widmer is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5810 or jwidmer@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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