For the fourth straight year, Palmerton residents will find themselves in familiar territory: free of any municipal tax increase.
Borough council unanimously agreed on Thursday to grant final adoption to the 2013 budget, which leaves the millage rate unchanged at 8.27 mills.
That means the owner of a home with a market value of $100,000, which would be assessed at $50,000, will again pay $413.50 in property taxes to the borough next year.
Borough manager Rodger Danielson states in his budget address that "the 2013 budget is presented as the borough continues to address our operating and capital needs in a slow economy."
Among the items highlighted in Danielson's budget address are as follows:
Ÿ "The wastewater treatment plant project, begun in 2011, is now nearing completion and remains largely within expense estimates, even given some construction delays. Some of those delays have been used to keep expenses in check as we used existing facilities to temporarily offset new process needs. For those working in the plant, it has been a constant act of juggling pumping and tank space. While most of the process-necessary construction is complete, some cosmetic work will remain until the spring."
Ÿ "The waterline replacement project on Lehi