Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: December 3, 2012 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

County expected to raise property taxes



The Butler County commissioners are considering a property tax hike for 2013.
Bill O’Donnell, the former chief county clerk who is a budget consultant, said a tax increase is needed next year.
“We’re going to propose a 2-mill increase,” he said.
A detailed budget will be presented at the commissioners’ meeting Wednesday, which starts at 10 a.m.
The current tax rate is 23.6 mills. The last time the county raised taxes was in 2009.
Commissioner Bill McCarrier, board chairman, said various factors are contributing to a likely tax hike.
Along with an $800,000 increase in employee hospitalization, there will be a total of $1 million increase in workers’ salaries set by union contracts.
McCarrier said the continuing deficit of the Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center also is a factor.
“We’re predicting $1.4 million there,” he said.
And he said the air-conditioning units on the government center roof need replaced.
“It just goes on and on,” he said.





Back
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
arrow 2 appeals courts give different opinions on Affordable Care Act
arrow Crash downs utility wires on Center Avenue
arrow HEADLINES
arrow Public topics will be limited
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow POLICE REPORTS
arrow Parents group not pleased
arrow Man accused of theft spree
arrow Couple gets married at home plate