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North Versailles Township approves $6.79 million budget that keeps tax rates flat

By Michael Divittorio
North Versailles Township property owners will not pay more in real estate taxes or sewage fees next year. Commissioners voted 6-1 Thursday to adopt the township’s 2015 budget and unanimously adopted its tax ordinance. Commissioner George Beswick cast the lone dissenting ...

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