CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Real estate taxes for the average homeowner would increase about $23 under a 1998-99 preliminary budget plan approved Wednesday by the Chambersburg Area School District Board of Directors.
The $51.9 million spending plan would increase taxes by 3.5 mills to 124 mills. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.
The preliminary budget passed on a 5-3 vote. A public hearing on the budget will be held on June 3, at Chambersburg Area Middle School. A final vote is set for June 10.
"I'm not for putting money aside, taxing someone and then putting it in the bank," said Director Bill Fosnot, who voted against the plan.