Monroeville seeks court OK for property tax increase
Monroeville will seek court approval to increase its revenue from property taxes above the 5 percent allowed by law.
Council voted 6-1 on Wednesday to direct Solicitor Bruce Dice to petition Allegheny County Common Pleas Court to allow the municipality to raise its tax rate by an additional 0.547 mills, which would generate $1.4 million more than the 5 percent increase in revenue state law allows following a reassessment.
Councilman Bernhard Erb voted against the motion.
The increase in property values from reassessment required the municipality to reduce last year's 2.2 mill rate to 1.8 mills.
To balance this year's budget, officials plans to raise taxes an additional 0.084 mills in February plus the 0.547 it is seeking from the court, bringing the total millage to 2.431.
At that rate, the owner of a property valued at $100,000 would pay $243 in municipal property taxes.
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