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CLYMER BOROUGH: Council approves 1 mill tax increase

by on December 14, 2013 10:54 AM

CLYMER — Clymer Borough Council approved a budget Tuesday that contains a 1 mill tax increase.

The $470,500 budget is an increase of $4,300 over last year’s budget, said Rob Barto, borough manager.

The 1 mill increase was expected and will fund extra fuel for police vehicles in the amount of $2,500 with increased police presence added this year, and an increase of $1,000 to the fire department workers compensation fund.

Millage will be set at 25 mills, and the 1 mill increase will reflect an average $4.99 increase for homeowners.

In other business, council:

• Formalized an agreement with Environmental Planning & Development, a consulting firm working with the borough to initiate form-based codes in the borough.

“Zoning 101” will be presented by EP&D at 7 p.m. Monday.

The public is welcome to attend, and those interested in serving on a future planning commission or zoning hearing board are encouraged to attend.

• Set the meeting schedule for 2014. Meetings will be at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, except for the reorganization meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 6.

• Announced the borough office will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s.

• Passed a resolution to dispose of records from 2006 unless designated a permanent record.

• Reminded the public that sidewalks should be kept clear of snow and ice.

• Will advertise for interested individuals to serve on the Clymer Municipal Authority. Letters of intent should be sent to the borough by Dec. 31. The position will be filled Jan. 6 at the reorganization meeting.

• Will lease from the county two local radios and two handheld radios, which they will own after a period of five years.

Margaret Weaver has served as a Gazette staff writer since 2006. She covers Clymer Borough, the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District and Blairsville court, and also works in the areas of layout, design and editing. She can be reached at
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