Lehighton Borough Council has adopted its 2012 budget, adding a two-mill tax increase to the general fund.
The two mills will be deposited into a separate fund to be utilized for expansion of the Lehighton fire station.
The new tax rate will be 6.5 mills, up from 4.5 mills.
Nicole Beckett, borough manager, said the purpose of the two mills is to match $1.75 million the borough is receiving from a state grant to be used for the fire company project.
"The borough of Lehighton will not be funding the full construction project," Beckett told the council.