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Monroeville Council adopts 2014 budget, raises taxes

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 8:57 p.m.

Monroeville property owners will pay more in taxes this year.

Council on Tuesday approved a 1.57-mill tax rate increase. Last year, a half-mill increase resulted in a 2.431-mill tax rate.

Council voted 7-0 in favor of the $29.4 million budget, which is about $350,000 more than 2013. The $3.3 million in additional tax collected could be used to reduce debt, thereby improving the town's credit rating, maintain staffing and bolster contributions to a retirement fund for employees, interim municipal Manager Tim Little said.

The owner of a home assessed at $100,000 would pay $400 for municipal real estate taxes — a $157 increase.

While most towns adopt a budget in December, Monroeville leaders finalized the spending plan following a new group on council sworn into office in December.

Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or




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