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Royersford Budget to Include Tax Increase

The borough's tax rate will increase 1.5 mills.

Royersford Borough will be advertising a budget for 2013 that includes an increase from 6.7 mills to 8.2 mills, an increase of 22 percent. 

Council voted to post the budget for advertisement at Tuesday's meeting, which means it will have a public hearing and be voted on on Dec. 11. 

The new millage rate would represent an increase of about $150 per year on a $100,000 home. 

Sewer line testing

The borough is planning on doing sewer line testing in the next few weeks throughout the borough. The testing uses smoke that is pumped into the sewer line, and the smoke will show any leaks in sewer lines. If a home has issues with traps on its sewer lines, the smoke will show in vents on the roof.

The smoke is created by burning mineral oil, which is non-toxic and will not damage homes. 

The purpose of the testing is to help find sources of excess water draining into the sewer lines. If not fixed, excess water can cause flooding and other problems at pumping stations. 

Holiday event

The borough holiday tree lighting will be Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7pm at the municipal lot at Main Street and 3rd Avenue. 

John Q. Public November 28, 2012 at 01:28 PM
22% increase on homeowners? That's significant, and when coupled with the school district's annual increase, some senior homeowners are in trouble. Placing the entire tax burden of the town AND school district on only one class of resident cannot be fair.
Rofo_Rec November 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Indeed John Q. ... let it be known when and where to rally against this B.S, !
Rofo_Rec December 10, 2012 at 08:40 PM
This is tomorrow people, stop be heard !

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