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Greencastle Borough Council holds line on taxes

December 08, 2009

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Borough of Greencastle kept up with the Joneses Monday when it adopted its 2010 budget with a zero mill property tax increase.

Borough Manager Ken Womack said the budget balances revenue and expenditures with only $392,400 borrowed from capital reserve to fund capital projects.

The U.S. 11 and Pa. 16 street repair will take the bulk of the capital funds, he said.

Other uses for the money include proposed repair to Madison Street, he said.

The council kept taxes steady at 11 mills, with a mill totaling 110 cents for every $100 of assessed valuation.

Approximately 43 percent of the $1,138,452 expected to be spent by the borough in 2010 will fund the borough police department.

The budget was put out for public comment on Nov. 27. Womack said no comments were received.

Antrim Township, which surrounds the Greencastle area, has also proposed a balanced 2010 budget without raising property taxes.

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- Kate S. Alexander

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