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Ford City property taxes will rise 4.5%

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Using an example of taxes on a $40,000 house in Ford City with an assessed value of $20,000, the 2014 tax bill would look like this:

Old tax rate: 16.65 mills

New tax rate: 17.40 mills

Old tax bill: $333

New tax bill: $348

Tax increase: $15

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, 12:16 a.m.
 

The property tax in Ford City will increase by 4.5 percent next year.

Council passed a 2014 budget at a special meeting Monday night of $8.1 million.

The real estate tax millage will increase by 0.75-mill, to 17.40 mills.

The budget passed 4-1, with Councilman Jerry Miklos voting against.

“I'm opposed to any tax increase,” he said.

Councilman Rob Mohney was absent.

Of the increase, 0.25-mill is slated to cover a $5,500 shortfall in the borough's $54,600 streetlight fund, while the remaining 0.5-mill of the increase will help cover equipment costs associated with a 2012 borough-owned fire truck. Fire equipment expenses for 2014 are estimated to total about $89,000.

During the meeting's final comments, Councilwoman Kim Bish addressed Councilwoman-elect Kathy Bartuccio about council's contentious history.

“Things look one way and turn out to be another way,” she said. “What's crazy about this council stuff is you have to stay true to yourself. You don't have to like the person you work with, but you have to work with the person you work with.”

Other incoming council members joining council in January — to replace President Lou Vergari, Mohney and Paul Harmon — are Scott Gaiser and Joshua Abernathy.

Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at bbeatty@tribweb.com.

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