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Hughesville tax rate remains unchanged with new budget

HUGHESVILLE — Borough homeowners will go into the new year enjoying no increase in borough taxes as council voted to keep the tax rate at 5 mills again for 2019. The balanced budget of $968,049 was passed by council at a previous meeting, according to Gail Kocher, borough office manager.

At their most recent meeting earlier this week, council voted to hire Kyle Robbins as a full-time public works employee and also accepted the resignation of Cliff Hoffman as supervisor of the streets department.

Council approved the appointment of John Gronski to the Wolf Authority and the reappointment of Art Gladfelter to the Hughesville Water Authority.

In other business, council approved:

• A traffic signal agreement with Wolf Township for the new traffic light which will be located at the intersection of routes 220 and 405 when construction is completed at that site.

• Meeting dates for the upcoming year.

• A wage increase of $.25 for borough employees. They also stipulated that full-time borough employees who do not participate in the borough’s health insurance will receive a monthly stipend.

During the meeting, council held an informational meeting with the Water Authority in order to promote better communication between the two groups.

The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Borough Building, 147 South Fifth St.

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