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Borough Council to Consider Final 2013 Budget Tonight

The proposed budget for 2013 keeps taxes flat for borough residents.

Borough Council to Consider Final 2013 Budget Tonight

Newtown Borough Council will consider passing a $2.46 million budget for 2013 at a meeting tonight. The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. at the Chancellor Center. 

The budget as drafted will not increase taxes for residents; the average borough household will continue to pay about $360 a year for municipal services.

Click here to view the budget that will be considered tonight.

The agenda also includes the following items: 

Moment of silence

Pledge of allegiance

Mayor’s report – Dennis O’Brien

November police report


  • Thank you to all those who participated in decorating State Street for the holidays


  • First Night Newtown is December 31, 2012

President’s report – Robert Walker

Public comment

Engineer’s report – Mario Canales

  • South Elm Avenue Paving Project: Approve payment to Kehoe Construction, Inc. in the amount of $35,999.45, upon receipt of the 12 month maintenance bond for the South Elm Avenue Resurfacing Project.

Approval of minutes

Committee reports

  • Budget & Finance – Robert Walker & Charles Machion

2013 Budget Discussion/Presentation

Year 2013 Budget Ordinance

  • Adopt Ordinance #731 Year for the 2013 Budget of $2,461,597.  

Tax Rate Ordinance

  • Adopt Ordinance #732 setting the Tax Rate for Year 2013 as follows:  General Fund 6.25 Mills; Lighting Fund .5 Mill; Fire Tax Fund .875 Mills; Street Improvement Fund 1.125 Mills; Ambulance Fund .25 Mills; Earned Income Tax @ 1%; Realty Transfer Tax @ 1%; and Local Services Tax @ $52.00. 

Year 2013 Tax Ordinance Fixing Salaries

  • Adopt Ordinance #732 Fixing Salaries and other compensation for elected tax collector, auditor and Council appointees for Year 2013.

Personnel Committee – John Burke

  • Appoint Victor Cocozza to the Traffic Management Committee.
  • Appoint David Krewson to the Traffic Management Committee. 
  • Appoint Ralph Ippoliti to the Recreation Board for a 5-year term through December 31, 2017. 

Police Committee – Robert Walker & Charles Machion

  • Approve the Police Chief’s Agreement for 2013

Solicitor’s Report – William J. Bolla

  • Adopt Ordinance #729 amending the Newtown Borough Noise and Nuisance Ordinance to define additional exemptions.

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