Apollo budget holds zero tax increase

| Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, 1:27 a.m.

Apollo's preliminary budget for next year apparently will not include a tax increase.Although the 2013 preliminary budget has not been completed, Council President Dave Heffernan gave that indication Thursday night.

“Unless I see something drastic, there will be no tax increase,” Heffernan said.

Borough residents would continue to pay 10.9 mills in real estate taxes to the borough.

Also, it would mark the seventh straight year that taxes would remain at that level.

Taxes were actually slashed to get to 10.9 mills in 2007 after being at 11.65 mills in 2006.

Heffernan said the preliminary budget will be presented Nov. 29, and it is expected to pass.

The preliminary budget will be on public display until Dec. 13, when council is expected to pass it in its final form.

In another matter, council will meet Nov. 16 to pave the way to complete a $1 million loan. The loan is being used for sewer repairs, according to Heffernan.

Tom Yerace is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4675 or tyerace@tribweb.com.

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