Island Borough Assembly meets in a special meeting tonight (Thursday) to finalize the
budget for next year.
assembly will also set the mill rate for property taxes. And, since it earlier
maintained a link between the mill rate and the severance tax, the severance
tax rate for the coming fiscal year will be set as well.
It's been a
long couple of months as the assembly tried to come to terms with a projected
30 percent shortfall in the budget. As time passed and numbers were crunched
and re-crunched, assembly members said everything was on the table for cuts.
Big cuts to
the school district brought crowds of new-comers, including high school
students, to assembly meetings to plead the case for full-funding of the school
the long budget road comes to an end tonight. The special assembly meeting to
finalize the budget begins at 7:30 in the borough conference room, downstairs
in the borough building.
Comments are at the beginning of the meeting.
not all that's on tap for tonight for the assembly. The special budget meeting
will be followed by a regular work session to discuss next week's meeting
expect any rest for the weary. The June 16 regular assembly meeting agenda
includes, among other things, the long-postponed expansion of the roll cart
waste collection service.
interested in sharing their comments on the proposed roll cart expansion will
be able to do so at the beginning of the regular work session. A decision on
the proposal to expand roll cart service to some areas outside the city is set
for June 16.