MONTGOMERY - Montgomery Borough Council adopted its 2011 budget and tax ordinance Tuesday. The budget includes no tax increases for residents, Borough Manager John Lynch said.
The budget includes income of $414,130.89 with a spending amount of $403,24.00, according to Lynch.
"I'm proud of council; they showed wonderful restraint and maturity on the budget," said Montgomery Mayor Andrew Onufrak. "This budget I'm most proud of, and I think we all are."
Taxes will continue to stay the same for Montgomery residents, which council said is very good.
"We have a good budget," Lynch said. "Taxes stay the same, which makes everybody happy."
In other business, the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency, or EMA, reported that during the high-water events that took place at the beginning of the month, everything went smoothly.
"There was good cooperation from everyone involved," said EMA Coordinator Dennis M. Gruver. "We were anticipating a 27 (foot) crest but only reached 24 1/2 (feet), which is the best to have."
Gruver also said that the evacuation of the Riverside Campground went as planned. He announced that the EMA will be rebuilding the gauge on the Muncy bridge for future water troubles.
"It will be much easier to read this gauge," Gruver said. "The iron work is being done now for preparation. It's forthcoming."
Council President Lynn Crist and Onufrak thanked the EMA for a "job well done."
Council approved an engine brake ordinance, which will be enforced once the signage is up. Second Street was added to the "jake" brake ordinance, according to Crist.
In the last matter of the night, Councilman Robert Bryer declared his resignation, as of Jan. 1. He said he will be moving out of the borough and no longer will be able to fulfill his duties. Council accepted his resignation and said the vacancy will need to be filled soon.