CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The proposed $10.4 million 2006 general fund budget for Chambersburg includes no real estate tax increase, but Borough Manager Eric Oyer said some red flags are on the horizon.
Despite projected growth of 6.7 percent in revenues to $9.7 million, Oyer said it is not enough to cover growing expenditures. The budget will be balanced with the help of $730,000 in cash reserves and approximately $2.4 million in budget transfers, primarily from the borough's utility funds, Oyer said.
"This is the last time I intend to recommend additional positions in the general fund budget without asking for a tax increase," Oyer told the borough council Monday night when he reviewed the budget package. The proposal does include funding for three new firefighting positions, but not the additional three police officers Police Chief Michael DeFrank had requested.