by Lorien Nettleton ~ May 10th, 2012
The Borough Assembly has approved a version of the roughly 393-million dollar budget at a session on Tuesday night after 2 nights of deliberation. The assembly forwarded the budget to Mayor Larry DeVilbiss after approving over two-dozen amendments.
Late Tuesday night Mayor DeVilbiss said he was pleased with the conservative budget that came from Borough Manager John Moosey as flat from last year, with the exception of voter-approved bonds.
DeVilbiss said the Assembly’s actions on this year’s budget could lower the cap on next year’s mill rate.
Members of the assembly can still reconsider elements of the budget, and Assembly Member Ron Arvin has already requested a reconsideration of an ordinance calling for the reduction of the mill levy without cutting departmental budgets or reductions in services to the borough residents.
Mayor DeVilbiss still has the option of veto before the Assembly meeting on Tuesday, May 15th.