The Susquehanna County Commissioners adopted a $36.5 million budget for the coming year, and again held the line on property taxes. The county has not raised property taxes in about 15 years.
The budget and millage rate were approved at the Wednesday, Nov. 17 commissioners’ meeting.
The total budget is $36,520,096.37; with millage set at 10.5 mills for general real estate tax for the county’s general fund and .33 mills for the library fund. Total millage is 10.83 mills.
The commissioners, who met just the week prior, had a slim agenda before them – approving expenses and seminar requests, as well as a few personnel matter and a mandated upgrade to the Child Accounting and Profile System (CAPS) used in the Children & Youth Services office.
The commissioners also announced that Susquehanna County was recognized by the Pennsylvania Aggregates & Concrete Association (PACA) with the “Excellence in Concrete Projects” award for the Public Safety Facility at the organization’s annual meeting held Nov. 15-16 in Hershey.
“Out of all the construction projects in the state, we received the excellence in construction award,” said Commissioner Alan Hall.
It was also announced that 911 was “going live” from the new facility that day (Nov. 17) and the court-related offices that will be housed there are expected to move in December.