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Council retains same tax rate

Published December 18. 2012 05:01PM

Weissport homeowners will pay the same tax rate they paid in 2012 as Weissport Council retained the same tax rate for 2013 as in 2012. Last year council raised the tax millage by 2 mills, but this year residents were spared another increase. Council set the millage at 10.9 mills by adopting the tax ordinance on Monday night.

Weissport anticipates revenue of $168,721 in 2013. Council approved the 2013 final budget during the meeting.

Council members noted that residents of Weissport will continue to pay $185 for weekly solid waste pick up, while tap rooms pay $220.25 and large businesses will pay $349.50 per year.

Council also noted that 10 applications were received for the open position of part-time borough worker. Council reviewed the applications, but did not name anyone. Council members went into executive session to review the applications.

Sue Pywar, council vice president, said that council will name the worker next year.

Council also appointed Kirk, Suma & Co. as auditors for the borough.

Tim Rehrig, council member, said as a member of the borough municipal authority, he hasreceived a copy of the proposed signage for the McCall Bridge rehabilitation project. The bridge project is tentatively set for late 2013 and will affect residents of Weissport when Bridge Street will be used as a main thoroughfare for the detour.

Since the documents had only arrived on Monday, he did not have time to make a thorough review. He noted that the municipal authority received the documents because PennDOT does not want to disrupt the borough's sewer system when making bridge repairs.

Council members discussed taking an active role in reviewing the documents to assure that traffic flow will not impede Weissport residents during the detour.

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