Dallastown Borough is proposing to keep their tax rate the same next year while increasing sewer rates.

Connie Stokes, borough manager, said the borough has made updating its aged sewer infrastructure a priority.

That means a proposed sewer rate hike of about 30 percent, which would lead to a residential rate hike from $91 to $118 per quarter.

The stormwater fee, applied in the first-quarter bill, would also go from $10 up to $20 for residents, to help with upkeep of stormwater basins.

The budget will be voted on Monday, Dec. 10, at the council meeting, Stokes said.

Stokes said the borough was pleased not to raised the tax rate, which would remain at 1.65 mills, although "it's been a real juggling act" to maintain it.

That has meant, in part, not budgeting much for snow removal and hoping for a mild winter.

"If there's a shortfall, it'll be snow," Stokes said of the budget allocations.

The borough's 1.65 tax rate translates into a tax bill of about $247 for a $150,000 home.

- Reach Andrew Shaw at ashaw@yorkdispatch.com


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