Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tax Hike Planned to Boost Safety Departments

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tax Hike Planned to Boost Safety Departments

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Collier plans to raise the property tax rate next year and dedicate part of the increased revenue to public safety, including the township's three fire departments and its police department.

The commissioners voted 3-2 Nov. 30 to approve a preliminary budget for 2017 of $7.97 million that would raise the property tax rate from 2.73 mills to 3.13 mills.

Jeff Hinds, Collier finance director, said 0.4 mills of the tax would provide a total of $380,000 for public safety. That works out to $40 for the owner of a home valued at $100,000, he said.

Seventy percent of the budgeted $380,000 would be given to the Kirwan Heights, Presto and Rennerdale fire departments, and the remaining 30 percent would go to the township police. The money also could be used to pay public works employees. …

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