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No tax increase in sight for Connellsville Township residents

| Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

Connellsville Township residents will not see a tax increase in 2016. Supervisors voted Thursday to keep millage at 1.033.

The 2016 final budget has a surplus of nearly $1,000.

Township Secretary/Treasurer Leah Brothers said there were a couple of changes that needed to be made since the supervisors adopted the tentative budget in October.

At that meeting, expenditures were set at $358,700 and revenues were at $359,060, creating a surplus of $360.

However, between last month's meeting and Thursday's regular meeting, Brothers said she went over numbers with the township's road crew and found a wage figure that was off and affected taxes and insurance to that wage that brought the total expenditures to $363,700.

Brothers said she also sat down with the township's tax collector and found residents that were previously unaccounted for and added to the tax rolls, which helped bring revenues to $364,660.

The new figures left the township with a surplus of $960.

“So, it's better news,” Brothers said.

Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or mhofmann@tribweb.com.

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