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Bridgeville 2013 budget still without a set millage

| Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, 9:03 p.m.

Bridgeville Borough has passed its 2013 budget, but has yet to set its 2013 millage.

This probably will happen before the next council meeting in February.

The property tax rate now stands at 6.75 mills, said Manager Lori Collins. Council's finance committee will discuss the millage at least one more time before the entire borough council meets on Feb. 11.

Whatever the case, the rate will go down, Collins said.

“That is because of the reassessments. We are seeing that everywhere. I think you might see (council) make a move on the millage rate at its next meeting,” Collins said.

Bridgeville has 17 full-time employees. All of them agreed to a one-year wage freeze in 2012, Collins said.

“This helped us immensely. When you think about it, the fact that these employees were ready to do that shows dedication to the borough and to their jobs,” Collins said.

Bridgeville's 2013 budget totals $2,547,108 and was passed in December. Some numbers from the budget include:

• Police, $774,449 (including eight full-time and three full-time police officers); police Chief Chad King is set to make $78,322 in 2013, Collins said.

• Public works department, $296,418.

• Administration, $159,136.

The cost for health benefits has gone up 8 percent to $522,234 a year, Collins said.

No major improvements are planned for Bridgeville's three main parks – McLaughlin Run Road, Chartiers and Cook School parks, Collins said.

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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