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O'Hara to vote Dec. 11 on slight tax increase

Tawnya Panizzi
| Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
O’Hara council will vote on the 2019 budget on Dec. 11.
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O’Hara council will vote on the 2019 budget on Dec. 11.

O’Hara council is expected to vote Dec. 11 on the township’s $18.1 million budget, but it’s unclear whether members will move forward with a slight tax increase as proposed.

Township Manager Julie Jakubec said the property tax rate could increase from 1.725 to 1.9 mills, a bump that would add about $18 a year for every $100,000 a home is assessed.

If approved, the owner of a home assessed at $100,000 would pay $190.

Council met for a special workshop on Nov. 20 but Jakubec said the proposed increase was not decided on.

“It will not be decided until Dec. 11,” she said.

Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the municipal building along Fox Chapel Road.

If the increase goes through, it will be the first time in 18 years residents see a tax increase.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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