Jersey Shore Borough Council approved a 2-mill property tax raise at its budget meeting Wednesday night.
That's $200 more in taxes per year on a property assessed at $100,000.
"It's been exactly 10 years" since Jersey Shore's last tax raise, said Borough Manager Joseph Hamm.
The millage rate will rise from 4.47 to 6.47 next year, Hamm said.
Council voted 8-0 to pass the tax levy ordinance and the $1.9 million 2013 budget. The tax increase is expected to raise about $252,000, enough to avoid a budget shortfall.
The 2013 budget anticipates $839,027 in revenue from real estate taxes, including the fire levy and the collection of delinquent taxes. Other local taxes are expected to bring in $417,250, with the bulk of that made up from earned income tax revenue.
The budget for street maintenance will be a little more than $111,000 in 2013, and will be mostly paid for from the $90,222 in monies to be received next year from the state liquid fuels tax, as well as a current surplus in the borough's liquid fuels budget.
"There's a $76,000 balance to date (in the liquid fuels fund), but with that account balance they're going to do a little bit more paving," Hamm said. "Act 13 funds can be used for road maintenance and such as well."
The borough will receive $83,500 from Act 13 monies - those are revenues from the gas drilling impact legislation - next year.
The $76,359 swimming pool budget for 2013 is supplemented by $7,359 from the borough's general fund.
Next year will be the first full year that Jersey Shore does not collect any fees from its own sewage treatment plant. Since July 25, all sewer-related assets have been in the hands of the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Authority, which operates a facility shared with Porter and Nippenose townships.