Proposed tax increase in Monroeville draws opposition
Monroeville property owners who attended a council meeting Tuesday night said they are opposed to another tax increase.
A proposed 2014 budget would increase the tax rate by 1.57 mills. The owner of a home assessed at $100,000 would pay $400 in real estate taxes, up $157 from 2013.
Resident Dan Alexander said a tax increase would be a burden on senior citizens.
“People who are on a fixed income... that extra tax is going to hurt them,” he said.
Council could finalize the budget in March.
The tax increase would generate $3.3 million, amid a growing debt service and a shortfall of commercial property tax revenue last year due to property reassessment appeals, interim municipal Manager Tim Little said.
Public hearings to discuss the budget are scheduled for Feb. 26 and March 6 at the Monroeville municipal building, 2700 Monroeville Blvd.
Last year, a half-mill increase resulted in a 2.431-mill tax rate.
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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