WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Property taxes in the borough of Waynesboro will not increase in 2007 if borough council passes its preliminary $4 million spending plan approved on Tuesday.
The council adopted the preliminary budget in a unanimous vote with councilmen Jason Stains and Craig Newcomer absent.
While the preliminary plan adopted on Tuesday does not include a property tax increase, people working in the municipality will be subject to a $40 emergency and municipal services (EMS) tax.
Levied annually, borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said the EMS tax replaces the occupational privilege tax and is levied on people working in the borough of Waynesboro regardless of where they live.
Council debated levying a higher EMS tax Tuesday after Delmos Oldham, borough tax collector asked council to approve a $52 EMS tax.