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Linglestown Gazette: LP supervisors mulling possible tax hike

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LP supervisors mulling possible tax hike

Lower Paxton Township officials are trying to close a $530,000 gap in next year's budget, and they will hold a workshop session this evening to crunch the numbers in search of answers.

There was talk of a property-tax hike earlier this month. The rate hike discussed would ratchet up taxes for a property in the township valued at $200,000 by $34, increasing the total bill to $209 from $175, according to The Patriot-News.

Township staffers, led by manager George Wolfe, have done a great job keeping the tax rate level for several years, but the down economy and limited new construction are apparently forcing their hands this time around.

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