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No tax increase planned in Connellsville Township

| Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 11:01 p.m.

There is no property tax increase anticipated for 2013 in Connellsville Township.

Supervisors voted on a tentative budget on Thursday.

The budget includes a total of $321,560 in revenue including $145,000 in earned income tax and $73,000 in real estate tax.

Total expenditures came to $321,000 and include $145,000 in salaries, $34,000 in employee benefits, $32,000 in workers compensation insurance and $25,000 in repairs and maintenance to highways and bridges.

Connellsville Township Secretary Leah Brothers said a revenue line item was left blank because the township has yet to receive its gas-well impact money of $16,454.14.

The budget will be on display and copies will be available at the township building. Brothers said the gas-well impact money will be in the final budget, which will be voted on at the December meeting.

There will be no tax increase and the millage will remain the same at 1.033.

In other business:

• State Rep. Tim Mahoney will hold a superstorm Sandy drive from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18 in the parking lot in the Uniontown Mall near Sears. A list of food and other items is available at the township building or by contacting one of Mahoney's offices.

• The Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Toy Bash on Saturday in the fire hall. For tickets or more information, contact the fire department at 724-628-3490; callers can leave a voice message if there is no reply.

• Supervisor Tom Cesario commended the fire department for their help during last week's storm from Sandy.

Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or mhofmann@tribweb.com.

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