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Manor votes on budget, tax rate

| Thursday, May 10, 2012, 9:53 p.m.

Manor Borough Council adopted a tentative 2004 budget at Wednesday night's meeting by a 6-1 vote. The borough also established the tax millage rate for 2004 at 13 mills by a vote of 6-1.

Councilman David Gongaware voted no to both measures. When asked why, he refused to comment.

Also discussed at the meeting were police contracts, which are being finalized with the union. Council voted to hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 to vote on the contracts.

"We should be able to hold to the overall line," Councilman Charles Konkus said of the effect the contracts may have on the budget.

In an unrelated matter, Konkus said the borough received a letter from Penn Borough in which borough representatives told Manor council that they will not renew an agreement for police services. The agreement will end on Dec. 31.

"That was a little bit of a shock," Konkus said.

In other news, the borough voted to advertise for a new part-time maintenance worker.

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