No change in millage rate for Hughesville residents

Hughesville residents won’t see any raise in their borough taxes after the council passed its 2019 budget Monday.

Both real estate and earned income taxes will remain the same. The borough will receive $968,049 in revenue and expects to spend the same amount. The millage rate will remain at 5 mills, translating to $500 in taxes for a resident who owns a $100,000 property.

The 5-mill rate has been firmly in place for nine years.

Picture Rocks will pay $27,586 for police services from Hughesville, which is up 3 percent from last year.

There were no changes to police or public works staffing.

In other business, Hughesville borough received funding for Muncy Creek Bank restoration through Natural Resources Conservation Services, a subsidiary of the United States Department of Agriculture.

“They’re funding 100 percent with a requirement to use our grant that we have from the commonwealth financing authority for $18,000. That will be our contribution,” Walter Reed, council president, said. The engineering phase is currently in progress and the work will start when funding is received, which is expected to be in late winter or early spring, Reed said.

Jerry Daugherty, Todd McCowan, Walter Reed, Andrew Mook, Dan Cale and Brenda Smith were present.

The council will meet next at 7 p.m. Dec. 10.

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