Proposed Manor budget would hold line on tax rate
Manor Council's budget estimates for 2014 won't require property owners to face a higher tax rate in the spring.
Council is advertising a budget that would keep the property-tax rate at 16.5 mills.
Final approval of the estimated $1.1 million in expenses is expected to happen at council's Dec. 18 meeting.
Officials anticipate carrying over a nearly $290,000 surplus in the general fund from this year, borough manager Joe Lapia said.
One year after council budgeted for hiring a third full-time officer, council members scrapped a plan to add another full-timer to the force in 2014.
“While a fourth full-time officer would be great … we cannot figure it in and make the numbers work,” Council President Dawn Lynn said.
Council also decided against reserving $17,500 to upgrade the marquee on Route 993 that advertises community events.
Officials are planning to budget $140,000 for street paving next year.
They also have about $14,000 in drilling-impact fees that they might use for road improvements or other infrastructure projects.
Many other budget line items are similar to this year's spending levels.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or email@example.com.
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