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Borough Council to Consider Final 2013 Budget Tonight

The proposed budget for 2013 keeps taxes flat for borough residents.

Newtown Borough Council will consider passing a $2.46 million budget for 2013 at a meeting tonight. The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. at the Chancellor Center. 

The budget as drafted will not increase taxes for residents; the average borough household will continue to pay about $360 a year for municipal services.

Click here to view the budget that will be considered tonight.

The agenda also includes the following items: 

Moment of silence

Pledge of allegiance

Mayor’s report – Dennis O’Brien

November police report

Recognition 

  • Thank you to all those who participated in decorating State Street for the holidays

Reminders

  • First Night Newtown is December 31, 2012

President’s report – Robert Walker

Public comment

Engineer’s report – Mario Canales

  • South Elm Avenue Paving Project: Approve payment to Kehoe Construction, Inc. in the amount of $35,999.45, upon receipt of the 12 month maintenance bond for the South Elm Avenue Resurfacing Project.

Approval of minutes

Committee reports

  • Budget & Finance – Robert Walker & Charles Machion

2013 Budget Discussion/Presentation

Year 2013 Budget Ordinance

  • Adopt Ordinance #731 Year for the 2013 Budget of $2,461,597.  

Tax Rate Ordinance

  • Adopt Ordinance #732 setting the Tax Rate for Year 2013 as follows:  General Fund 6.25 Mills; Lighting Fund .5 Mill; Fire Tax Fund .875 Mills; Street Improvement Fund 1.125 Mills; Ambulance Fund .25 Mills; Earned Income Tax @ 1%; Realty Transfer Tax @ 1%; and Local Services Tax @ $52.00. 

Year 2013 Tax Ordinance Fixing Salaries

  • Adopt Ordinance #732 Fixing Salaries and other compensation for elected tax collector, auditor and Council appointees for Year 2013.

Personnel Committee – John Burke

  • Appoint Victor Cocozza to the Traffic Management Committee.
  • Appoint David Krewson to the Traffic Management Committee. 
  • Appoint Ralph Ippoliti to the Recreation Board for a 5-year term through December 31, 2017. 

Police Committee – Robert Walker & Charles Machion

  • Approve the Police Chief’s Agreement for 2013

Solicitor’s Report – William J. Bolla

  • Adopt Ordinance #729 amending the Newtown Borough Noise and Nuisance Ordinance to define additional exemptions.

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