2010-02-18 / Local & State

Pa. Town Raises Taxes More Than 34 Percent

NORWOOD, Pa. (AP) – The borough council in a suburban Philadelphia town facing a pile of unpaid bills has approved a tax increase of more than 34 percent.

The seven members of the Norwood borough council voted 4-3 in favor of the tax hike that will finance overdue bills and pay off a loan covering the town’s expenses so far this year.

The $6.1 million budget includes $2.3 million for a new firehouse and calls for a 34.7 percent tax increase.

The council also voted to hire a full-time borough manager at a cost of $63,000 a year. Council President David Kowalski says the new manager will provide much-needed oversight.

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