The supervisors unanimously passed the $26.4 million budget for 2013, without a property tax increase for
The supervisors were even able to lower the millage rate.
On Friday, the supervisors were told they had a surplus of $500,000 not originally planned for from earned income tax collection.
Because of that surplus, they were able to lower the mill rate to 2.5537 from 2.7193.
That means, if you own a $100,000 home and the assessment value didn't go up, in 2013 you'll pay $255 in taxes compared to paying $296 dollars in 2012.
It's a reduction of about 14 percent.
If your assessment went up about $15,000, or not significantly, taxes should stay the same.
"The assessment on your home will impact the taxes you pay, the municipal, school and county taxes also," said Brian McGrath, supervisor. "But in our case, since we were able to lower the millage slightly more than we anticipated, that impact will be lessened."
The supervisors credit several reasons for not raising taxes, including savings from overtime and salt from a mild winter.
This new budget would be the tenth out of the last eleven to hold the line on taxes.
There is a $1.5 million surplus, and instead of increasing the surplus to $2 million with the latest $500,000 surplus, the supervisors voted to lower the millage rate.