Export budget has surplus
There will be no tax increase in Export next year.
Council on Monday approved a 2014 budget with revenues of $507,695 and expenses of $442,586.
A surplus of about $65,000 will be kept in the general fund.
In the borough of about 900 residents, the levy on real estate will remain at 14 mills. Last year, council lowered the tax rate by 2 mills.
Mayor Michael Calder lauded council members and borough employees for their work on the spending plan.
“Our budget for 2014 reflects another year's work of great decisions and sound discretion of council,” he said.
The budget anticipates about $137,500 in tax revenue, along with $265,900 in sewage revenue.
Salary costs will amount to $80,200, and insurance costs, $35,600.
Officials were able to pay off some debt over the past two to three years.
Calder has credited revenue collection streams, such as sewage bills, and careful management not to overextend expenses.
“This is how a budget should be enacted,” he said. “You work within your means.”
Rossilynne Skena Culgan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6646 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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