West Pittston council approves adoption of 2016 tentative budget


By Jimmy Fisher - jfisher@timesleader.com



What’s up next?

The West Pittston Borough Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 to approve and adopt the 2016 budget. The next regular council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Both meetings will be held at the borough building, 555 Exeter Ave.

WEST PITTSTON — Council members agreed to adopt the 2016 tentative budget at their monthly meeting on Tuesday.

The $8,920,546 budget comes with a tax rate of 3.26 mills. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 in assessed property value.

The budget will be available for public viewing for no less than 10 days, and will be considered for final adoption with public input at a meeting that will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 at the borough building.

In other business, council members also approved the motion to:

• Fix, set and advertise 2016 council meetings to be held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month and council work sessions to be held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month or as otherwise advertised.

• Appoint and designate PNC Bank and Fidelity Bank as Official Bank Depositories for the 2016 fiscal year.

• Accept and award Fidelity Bank from Dunmore the 2016 Tax and Revenue Anticipation Note in the amount of $215,000 at an interest rate of 1.24.

• Ratify the submission of Ashburn Advisors Invoice for the payment of $5,575 from the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funds.

• Approve the renewals for Health Insurance and Vision Insurance Group Agreements for borough workers with Blue Cross effective Jan. 1, 2016, until Dec. 31, 2016.

By Jimmy Fisher

jfisher@timesleader.com

What’s up next?

The West Pittston Borough Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 to approve and adopt the 2016 budget. The next regular council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Both meetings will be held at the borough building, 555 Exeter Ave.

Reach Jimmy Fisher at 570-704-3972 or on Twitter @SD_JimmyFisher

Reach Jimmy Fisher at 570-704-3972 or on Twitter @SD_JimmyFisher

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