Manheim City Council Approves Preliminary Budget Without Tax Increase | Community news

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When: Manheim district council meeting on November 30.

What happened: The board approved a preliminary budget of $ 5.83 million for 2022 without a tax increase

What this means: The tax rate will remain at 4.89 thousandths. A mill equals $ 1 in property tax for every $ 1,000 of assessed value. For example, a property valued at $ 200,000 would result in a tax bill of $ 978.

Balance : A projected deficit of $ 555,616 will be offset by reserves and a projected surplus in this year’s budget. The deficit amount includes a transfer of $ 500,000 to the capital projects fund for several capital projects.

Capital projects: These projects include a camera security system at the Shearer Covered Bridge in the Veterans Memorial Park, improvements to the tennis court and softball field in the park, and improvements to a bay in the public works facility. . The funds will also be used to match a $ 200,000 community development grant through the Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority to extend sidewalks along East High Street to the railroad tracks and to connect to the new hiking trails in Memorial Park.

Other highlights: The borough’s donation to Northwest EMS will remain at $ 10,000, and the donation to the Manheim Community Library will remain at $ 6,300. The borough will make a one-time donation of $ 10,000 to the Manheim Veterans Memorial Committee for a commemorative place in the Veterans Memorial Park.

And after: The proposed budget is available for review at the Borough office, 15 E. High St. It will also be posted online at manheimboro.org under the “Government” tab. The adoption of the 2022 budget is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14.

Garbage and recycling: The borough’s waste and recycling costs will increase to $ 228 per year, compared to $ 224 this year. It’s billed in installments, with billings on Jan. 2 and July 1, for $ 114 each. A new invoicing system will be put in place based on the January waste invoices. This system will allow residents to view their accounts online, set up automatic payments and provide a low cost ACH / debit transaction option.

Shade Tree Commission: Council agreed to continue with the borough’s shade tree commission. Mayor Scot Funk said the commission was originally tasked with providing information on the trees in Market Square and that task was completed. Council member Noah Martin said he would like the commission to serve as a resource to help educate borough residents on the types of trees to plant for their specific situation. Because residents are ready to sit on the commission and share their expertise, board chair Carol Phillips said the commission should continue.

Resignations: Council accepted the resignations of Catherine Prozzillo from the Shade Trees Commission and Jim Williams as Borough Representative to the Manheim Area Sewer and Water Authority.

Show at the farm: Council reviewed the “No Parking” signs suggested by Tracy Zimmerman and the Manheim Farm Show Committee for her parade. Since part of the parade route is used by elementary school students walking home from school, council has agreed to restrict the placement of chairs along the parade route until after 4 p.m. on parade day. Parking will also be restricted along the parade route after 4:00 p.m. on parade day. Jay Mylin reported record attendance at the October Farm Show and Parade, and he expects food stall sales proceeds to exceed $ 200,000, although final figures are not known. More than 160,000 milkshakes were sold by Manheim Brethren in Christ Youth Group, and more than seven tonnes of potatoes were used at the agricultural show committee’s fries stand, Mylin said.


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