Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Council preliminarily approved the budget Tuesday night—with the mayor casting the tie-breaking vote.
The potential hiring of the borough’s first full-time firefighter split Canonsburg Council on a preliminary 2013 budget Tuesday, resulting in a 3-3 tie that was broken by Mayor David H. Rhome, who voted yes. The budget includes $25,000, plus $12,000 in benefits to hire the firefighter. A federal grant will match the $25,000, borough Manager Terry Hazlett said. The $4.39 million budget calls for a one-mill increase. That mill will be dedicated to parks and recreation. Councilman Rich Russo has said previously that a 1-mill tax increase would mean most property owners will pay about $12 more in taxes. Councilmen Tim Bilsky, Councilwoman Pat Romano and Councilman Paul Sharkady voted against the budget’s passage, with Russo, Council President …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A special meeting will also be held next week to both approve the borough's 2013 spending plan and for council to interview for the position of public works director.
Canonsburg Council held its voting meeting Monday. Here's a breakdown of what happened:
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The 2013 spending plan also calls for a full-time paid firefighter.
Canonsburg residents could see their taxes get bumped by 1 mill next year—an increase that borough officials said would help pay for necessities such as a part-time human resources manager and road equipment for the public works department. A one-mill increase would mean residents' tax bills would go up by about $13, Councilman Rich Russo has said. The 2013 budget also has money earmarked for a full-time paid firefighter—for the first time in borough history. That money was allocated to help secure a grant that could partially pay for the position, Russo said Tuesday afternoon. Council also agreed to dedicate one mill of its overall budget to parks and recreation. Preliminary approval of the $4,393,322 spending plan is expected at a …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wondering what's on tap for tonight's meeting? Discussion of the 2013 budget, for one thing.
Here is the agenda for Canonsburg Council's meeting at 7 p.m. Monday—tonight. Guests Canonsburg-Houston Joint Sewer Authority Public Comments (Please limit comments to three minutes) President’s Comments Set date(s) for public works director interviews Possible Discussion Items and/or Voting Items for next week (1) Approval of the Oct. 8 meeting minutes (2) Approval of Vogel Disposal Service, Inc., as low bidder for sludge hauling at $238,680 (three-year extended price) (Attachment G) (3) Resolution regarding police pension contribution at 2.5% (Attachment F) (4) Proposed agreement with Sarris Library (Attachment H) (5) Tentative approval of 2013 budget (6) Tentative approval of 2013 Sewer Plant budget (7) Discussion of sidewalks – Rich …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
No hard budget numbers will be available until next month, when the borough will hold its first budget meeting.
Canonsburg Council on Monday slated its first 2013 budget meeting for 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the municipal building. The meeting is open to the public. Council President John Bevec said that it is likely that a second budget meeting would be held in November, and would be scheduled following the October work session.