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No tax hike, but sewage rate increase expected in Jefferson Hills

| Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, 12:39 p.m.

Jefferson Hills residents won't see a tax increase next year, and it's partly thanks to the number of new people living in the municipality, leaders said.

Council unanimously passed its 2018 general fund budget at its Dec. 11 council meeting.

The $9.9 million budget includes a 2-percent increase from the current 2017 budget, finance Director Charlie Bennett said.

The current tax rate in the borough is 5.66 mills. One mill in Jefferson Hills is equal to $798,000, he said.

Residents, however, may expect a still unknown increase in their sewage bill because of a fee hike by the Clairton Municipal Authority, which is raising its rates to finance system repairs mandated by the state Department of Environmental Protection. That increase will have to be passed on to residents, Bennett said.

Borough council will hold its reorganization meeting 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at the borough building.

Suzanne Elliott is a Tribune-Review staff writer. She can be reached at or 412-871-2346.

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