Clarks Summit Mulls Tax Decrease For 2019

November 29, 2018

CLARKS SUMMIT — The borough’s tentative budget for 2019 includes a tax decrease for residents.

Council members will discuss the budget at a special meeting tonight. The new budget features a two mill decrease from the borough’s debt service fund, which will make the total municipal tax rate for borough residents 31.5 mills for next year, borough manager Virginia Kehoe said.

A house assessed at $18,000, the median residential assessment in the borough according to 2014 county assessor’s office information, will carry a municipal real estate tax bill of $567. The tax decrease will save a resident with a home assessed at that figure $36 annually.

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