CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Back in April, Franklin County's three commissioners knew they had to make some serious budget cuts if they were to balance their budget for the 2010 calendar year. The law mandates a balanced budget.
Commissioners President Bob Thomas and Commissioners David Keller and Bob Ziobrowski voted unanimously Thursday to adopt a $111 million budget for the year beginning Friday -- $4 million less than the budget year that ended Thursday.
Despite that, taxpayers will see a slight increase in their tax bills, to about $8.70 per year for an average-priced Franklin County home with a fair market value of $150,000. That increase will raise the county's mill rate for debt service from 2.1 mills to 2.6 mills.
The tax rate for operations will stay the same, at 22.55 mills, as will the library tax rate of 0.80 mills for the participating municipalities.