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Kittanning Borough Council holds line on taxes

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Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Kittanning Borough Council in a 4-1 vote on Thursday adopted a $2.6 million budget as was presented Feb. 3, keeping property taxes at last year's rate of 27.5 mills.

Councilwoman Joie Pryde said on Friday she voted against the budget because of unknown costs associated with health care and salaries for the borough's street workers — whose contracts need to be negotiated. She also questioned a reduction in fire insurance costs from $49,000 to $12,000 a year.

“That's way off — I can't vote for that,” Pryde said.

Council President Randy Cloak said on Friday that the budget is balanced and much more realistic than the $2.8 million one that was approved in December and then rejected by the newly elected board in January. But Cloak added that the budget likely will need fine-tuning.

“As we move through the year, we do realize we may have to amend it,” he said.

Council members Kim Fox, Andy Peters and Ange Turco were not at the meeting when the budget was approved.

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