Saltlick residents may get half-mill tax increase in 2011 |

Saltlick residents may get half-mill tax increase in 2011

Saltlick Township supervisors Monday passed a tentative spending plan for 2011 that includes a half-mill property tax increase.

Supervisors said the increase will provide approximately $50,000 annually that will be designated for the Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department.

The current millage is 1.25. Millage will increase to 1.75. Secretary Megan Hess Kalp said the borough gets about $100,000 a year in revenue from real estate taxes.

If the millage increase is approved as part of the final budget, which will be voted on at a meeting at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7, residents will pay $1.75 in township property taxes for every $1,000 of assessed property value.

The township’s balanced budget shows revenues and expenditures at $177,938.

The biggest expenditure this year is for road maintenance. The budget does not include funding for any paving projects, but there are tar and chipping projects slated for next year.

Most of the road maintenance expenditures are expected to be from winter road maintenance, including supplies and overtime.

In other township business, supervisors agreed to hire Gretchen Mundorff as township solicitor. The hiring was necessary after former Solicitor Richard Bower resigned.

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