With about 15 percent of the property in Latrobe owned by tax- exempt charitable nonprofits, officials have questioned whether the city should ask them to make payments in lieu of taxes for such municipal services as police and fire protection and road maintenance.
Charitable nonprofits, such as government buildings, schools, universities and churches, are exempt from paying real estate taxes.
"Eds (education organizations) and meds (health care operations) are multimillion-dollar corporations," city Manager Alex Graziani said. "They're getting a high level of services" from the city.
At the same time, "it's hard to measure the intangibles of having a …