- Last Updated on Saturday, 30 December 2017 15:15
By Miranda Startare
New Eagle Borough Council announced at its December 5 meeting the approval of the 2018 budget, which will include an increase in taxes for residents.
The millage rate will be 2.58, with 2.3 for real estate and .28 for street lighting. The increase is due to a 2.2% decrease in the assessment of the borough and is necessary to stay even financially, according to Council.
In other business, two residents addressed Council concerning trees near their homes that are overgrown and leaning towards their properties. The residents inquired about requiring the owners of the Walnut Street home to trim the trees.
Council advised that a solution might be to contact the utility company if the trees are obstructing power lines.