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Taxes set to increase 9.9% in 2011

Last night, Borough Council approved the 2011 budget which will see a 9.9% increase in property taxes. Council was split 4-4 on the vote with Mayor Scoda breaking the tie in favor of the budget's approval. In addition to the property tax increase, all Phoenixville residents 18 and older will be subject to an additional $10 per person per capita tax.

Good news in all of this is that the threat by some council members to eliminate two police officers from the force was not acted on. In order to keep these positions, cuts were made elsewhere including the elimination of five Borough paid positions. The annual July 4th fireworks display will also come to an end.

Voting for: Evans, Handwerk, Speck, Reber and Scoda (tiebreaker)
Voting against: Buckwalter, Dugan, Gautreau and Kirkner

The Phoenix has full coverage, including video, of last night's meeting.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Good news??? Don't forget the increases in water and sewer rates. Maybe the four approving Council members, the Mayor, the 2% of the petition signing public and the police union can now get together and tell me which month I should skip eating. That's what I'll need to do since I live exclusively on Social Security. I anticipate my increase in annual taxes/etc will be over $200. Thanks for nothing to all the self serving and thoughless supporters of this budget. The Police should have had to cut along with every other Borough department. Feel free to look beyond your noses to see the negative impact of this increase.
Anonymous said…
This hurts. If only we got 10% raises. I get poorer and poorer every year. Time to move back to deleware county where the taxes are relatively affordable.

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