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Pleasant Hills residents won't see property tax hike in 2018

| Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, 2:03 p.m.

Pleasant Hills Borough Council passed its $8.3 million budget for 2018 earlier this month, an increase of $500,000 from the previous year.

Despite the increase in spending — due mostly to park improvement projects and higher salaries — taxes will remain at 6.75 mills, said William Trimbath, the borough's incoming mayor.

That means a homeowner whose property is accessed at $125,100 — the median property value in the borough, according to Allegheny County data — would pay $591.72.

Leftover funds from previous years will be used to make up the $500,000 difference, he said. One mill brings in $600,000 revenue for the borough, he said.

“We tend to be very conservative with our spending,” Trimbath said.

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

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