Borough proposes tax increase

Health care, police coverage up municipality’s operating costs

BURNHAM — The proposed 2017 budget for Burnham Borough will be on display at the borough building.

The proposed budget includes a one mill tax increase for borough residents. The increase is due to the rising cost of health care and the cost of police coverage.

The proposed budget will be voted on at the December council meeting.

Also during the Monday night meeting, council heard about the PennDOT bridge replacement project for the Freedom Avenue bridge.

Supervisor Noah Wise said he had a meeting with representatives from PennDOT, engineers and the Department of Environmental Protection to discuss the project and the location of the temporary bridge.

The temporary bridge would go from the current Cora’s Restaurant parking lot across the creek and into the Fishers Bus lot.

The project will start in 2018 and should last about one year, Wise said.

Council also discussed:

¯The approval of 12 water shutoffs for non-payment of bill;

¯Leaf collection is underway and residents should put their bags out on Wednesdays for collection;

¯Solicitor Jeff Snook has received several right to know requests for an area along Logan Boulevard;

¯A cat complaint was received but unless the problem is with a resident’s cat, there is nothing the borough can do about the problem.

The Burnham Borough meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the borough building.