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Borough Council Votes to Advertise 2010 Budget with 0% Increase

From watchingphoenixville.com
Borough Council this evening, with two members of the public in attendance, voted to advertise the 2010 budget with no tax increase. The first budget was presented to the Finance Committee in mid September and was presented to Council two weeks ago.

Some cost cutting measures, among others, included; reducing the CDC cost by 50 percent; limiting raises of non-union/non-uniform to 2 percent and eliminating video taping of the Finance Committee meetings. Removing leaf collection from the 2010 budget had a motion made but died due to a lack of a second thereby ensuring collection next fall.

With recommendations from Management and Committee, a little more than $34k was taken from the fund balance to achieve a zero percent tax increase.

The incoming Council can re-open the budget next January if they so choose.

No word on what the CDC cuts will mean to Barry Cassidy's position.  Presumably the difference could be made up using private monies if the CDC decides to keep him on

Comments

Anonymous said…
Are the Finance Committee meetings at least recorded on audio?

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