Sunbury seeks to trim budget to avoid tax hike | Local News


SUNBURY Sunbury is dealing with a $241,000 deficit to its proposed $4.5 million finances. Treasurer Kevin Troup mentioned council is working to trim the quantity whereas projecting to cross a preliminary finances with a 3-mill tax improve.

Troup mentioned town will work to get the quantity down and he doesn’t anticipate taxes to go up however thatcouncil should cross a preliminary finances.

“We will not increase taxes,” he mentioned. “Everyone seems to be working arduous to ensure this does not occur. That is a type of conditions that we at all times discover ourselves in on the finish of the yr.”

Council meets tonightfor a finances work session finances and Troup mentioned the three spots thatmay doubtlesslysave town cash could be to quickly droop town administrator place, not rent one other police officer and never rent a code division supervisor.

Troup mentioned a metropolis administrator place would price town almost $120,000 with insurance coverage, whereas a police officer could be at a price of about $90,000.

“We do not need anybody in a panic as we’ll trim the want lists and do all we will to ensure taxes usually are not raised,” he mentioned.

The ultimate finances must be handed Dec. 1 and if taxes had been to be raised the 3-mills it will imply wherever between a $30 to $50 improve in taxes per yr per house owner, in line with Troup.

Councilman Josh Brosious mentioned he can be working arduous to assist trim the finances.

“It is rather vital that town is available in beneath finances,” he mentioned. “When slicing, council must be honest to every division and reduce the identical proportion so every is handled pretty as a result of every division is equally vital to town. I consider there isn’t a motive why we should always not are available in on finances so taxes don’t have to be raised.”

Council meets tonight at 5 p.m. and can be broadcast stay on Fb.

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