WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Slightly more than half of the property owners in the Waynesboro Area School District can expect to receive $100 in savings on their real estate tax bills to be mailed in July.
The money coming from slot machines revenues will translate into $100.59 of savings for 7,309 property owners in the school district, Business Administrator Caroline Dean said.
During her presentation to the school board Tuesday, Dean estimated that she sends out 13,000 tax bills each year.
Property owners were sent "homestead/farmstead" applications to become eligible for the gaming revenue made available as part of Act 1 of 2006. Those applications were reviewed by the county for its approval of eligibility, and one of the main criteria was that it must be an owner-occupied property.
The school district received about $730,000 from the nearly $613 million made available by the state for the inaugural year of broad-based property tax relief.