Burnham Borough passes 2014 budget and tax ordinance

BURNHAM – The Burnham Borough council passed the 2014 Budget and Tax Ordinance at a meeting Monday night.

The budget was passed and included a 3 percent increase in the wages of borough employees.

The tax ordinance was also adopted with few changes for 2014. The general borough tax will be raised one mill, which is equal to .001 percent of the assessed value of the property, or half the actual value. This raises the total tax rate to 9.7 mills, meaning someone whose home is assessed at $50,000 will be required to pay approximately $485 in taxes.

Other taxes in the borough including occupation, light and fire are all going to be the same in 2014.

Also discussed at the meeting:

Bob Knepp, representative of the sewer authority, asked the council if it could hire a secretary part time. After discussion, the council decided to table the decision;

The council approved Miffco Tax Exonerations;

The council voted to continue to have its regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month in 2014 at the borough office.

The next meeting of Burnham Borough Council is scheduled for Jan. 6.