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Aspinwall officials approve 2013 tax rate

| Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, 9:02 p.m.

Aspinwall officials set the final tax rate for 2013 at 4.86 mills and approved its $1.9 million budget last week.

Both votes were delayed until final property tax assessment figures were available from Allegheny County.

The tax rate was adjusted from last year's 6.25 mills to keep taxes steady for this year.

Officials finalized the borough budget in November.

Verizon

Verizon FiOS is coming to Aspinwall.

Borough council unanimously approved a franchise agreement with Verizon last week. The service will be available to about 90 percent of the community. Aspinwall also has a franchise agreement with Comcast.

Residents can begin ordering the service.

Allegheny Together

Members from the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation will speak at the next Allegheny Together meeting in Aspinwall on Jan. 28, at 6 p.m.

The economic development program will help Aspinwall improve its business community.

Aspinwall joined last year. The meeting will be held at the borough building on Commercial Avenue.

Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or tmcgee@tribweb.com.

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