Taxes up in Meyersdale, steady in Salisbury
Meyersdale Borough (June 13, 2013)
Taxpayers in Meyersdale will be paying more in taxes while Salisbury officials were able to keep the tax rate there steady.
Meyersdale school board members approved a 0.56-mill tax increase. Board members said they kept costs as low as possible, but the budget increased 2.56 percent. The increase is due to retirement costs, standard salary increases and higher health insurance costs. Retirement costs increased 37 percent, according to school officials. The total budget is worth $13.3 million.
"Nothing changed from the tentative budget," curriculum director Tim Kretchman said.
The Salisbury-Elk Lick school board unanimously approved a $6.7 million final budget with no tax hike.