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SALTSBURG: Taxes stay same; light-up event set

by ELLEN MATIS on November 06, 2013 10:50 AM

SALTSBURG — Saltsburg residents won’t see an increase in taxes during 2014 after a vote by council to tentatively hold tax millage at 11.2.

Saltsburg Borough council voted unanimously to hold the line on taxes at Monday’s meeting.

The budget calls for $661,550 in revenue and $627,210.68 in expenses.

The tax millage decreased from 16 mills to 11.2 mills in 2006 and has held there since then.

The council also announced at its meeting that Light Up Night will be held Dec. 7.

The event will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and will include a Christmas tree-lighting as well as games for the kids, snacks, hot chocolate and more.

The council approved the closure of Point Street from the post office to Water Street and also Water Street in front of the river’s edge during the event.

In addition, council will sponsor four trees and will decorate one of them, leaving the other three to give other organizations the chance to decorate.

“It’s a really nice night for the community,” council President P.J. Hruska said regarding the event.

Council also approved a motion that will allow borough solicitor Wayne Kablack to look into a resolution that will allow the Olde Salt Restaurant, 213 Point St., to obtain a liquor license. The license would allow the restaurant’s customers to bring their own alcohol.

Council also approved resolutions that appoint Berkheimer, a tax collection agency, as tax hearing officer and exclusive LST tax collector for the borough.

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