BIBLE HILL – Bible Hill residents will be paying a little more on their residential and commercial tax rates.
The village commission set its 2013-2014 budget on Tuesday night. The budget is $2.5 million and the residential tax rate will increase one cent to 69 cents per $100 of assessment. The commercial rate increases one cent to 86 cents per $100 of assessment. Both tax rates include a sewer rate of 17 cents per $100 of assessment.
Village chairman Tom Burke said the increase is reasonable.
“We’ve had a one cent increase in three years,” Burke said.
Last year's village budget was $2.9 million. Village clerk Bob Christianson told the Truro Daily News highlights of the budget include setting aside $360,000 to the capital reserve for future sidewalk construction projects, including to College Road and Saywood Drive. It also sets aside $395,000 for upgrades to the recreation park.
Not in the budget is an extra $20,000 to $30,000 for Scotia Pool for operations past September. Early in the meeting the Scotia Pool Users Society asked for the funding.
“There’s no allowance for it in the current budget,” said Christianson.