Canonsburg residents may face 1-mill increase
Canonsburg Borough Council announced a tentative 2013 budget during their meeting Monday that would include a 1-mill increase for taxpayers.
Councilors presented a budget of $4,393,322, explaining the money raised by the millage increase would go to fund Canonsburg’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
Canonsburg Mayor David Rhome said the rate hike would come to approximately $12 per homeowner and would raise an additional $47,000, which would go mainly to help fund continuing maintenance on the Town Park Pool.
No action was taken during the meeting. Councilors will vote to approve the budget during their meeting Nov. 20.
In other business, the board again considered whether they would make changes to the Canonsburg-Houston Joint Sewer Authority. The authority currently operates under a lease-back agreement, and councilors heard the pros and cons of signing a similar agreement or giving the authority more power. The borough’s current agreement with the authority ends in 2013, and officials from the authority were hoping to have a new agreement signed by early spring 2013 in order to secure financing for upcoming projects. Generally, sewage agreements last 30 years.
While Canonsburg’s sewer authority was given permission to weigh the pros and cons of both options, council members did not vote on a proposed memorandum of understanding pending possible litigation from North Strabane Municipal Authority.
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