South Williamsport Passes 2022 Budget – No Tax Increase | News, Sports, Jobs


South Williamsport Borough Council unanimously approved a tax-free budget proposal.

The budget for 2022 is $ 2.6 million balanced and requires no tax increase, said Borough Director Steven W. Cappelli.

Property taxes in the borough will remain at their 2021 level of 4.48 vintages for the general fund, as will fire protection at 0.64 mills, Cappelli said.

The stormwater budget is also balanced and does not require any increase in fees, Cappelli said.

Cappelli also said that the 2022 budget sees the sewer fund budget balance at $ 2.6 million with an EDU (Equivalent Housing Unit) whose monthly rate increases by $ 5 from $ 55 to $ 60. $ per month due to cost increases imposed by the Williamsport Water Authority.

“All other borough taxes for 2022 – real estate transfer of 1%, LST of $ 52 per year and earned income of 1% – remain unchanged”, said Cappelli.

The borough also approved a motion for a one-time payment of up to $ 80,000 to fund the expenses of the first year of a brand new administrative position within the fire department. As City Councilor Daniel A. Cupp said, the position is envisioned as someone who could not only help with the “day by day” operations in the department, but also as someone who could go out and answer calls when needed. The motion was passed without opposition.

Motions were also passed without opposition to ratify the recommendation for a three-year extension of DuBoistown’s police contract, approve the purchase of two Ford 2022 SUV interceptors and equip them, as well as motions appointing Grace Hockenberry to the Commission. of the Civil Service in the role of alternate and Kelly Reid in the unexpired term of the Civil Service Commission carried out by the late Harry Seltzer.

South Williamsport Mayor Marlin R. Angelo also discussed plans for a tree-lighting ceremony to take place on the evening of December 4 in the borough.

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