DALTON - At a special budget meeting held in the basement of the Dalton Fire Hall, Dec. 22, Dalton Borough Council continued with the 2013 proposed budget, which they first discussed during their board meeting on Dec. 14. Board member Bill Montgomery announced a few adjustments made to the budget.
First, he mentioned that the Fire Contracted Services mistakenly listed last year's amount of $13,100. He said that the correct amount is $14,448. Then, he mentioned that the tax rate is actually 20.2 mils and not 18.2 mils, which was a typo from the last meeting.
The bottom line stays the same, said Montgomery. There's a 2-mil increase in this budget, and the total mils is 26.7.
The 20.2 mils is on an assessed valuation of $9,632,137 for general operational budget. Also 4 mils on assessed valuation of $9,632,137 for debt service; 1.5 mils on assessed valuation of $9,632,137 for fire protection and 1 mil on assessed valuation of $9,632,137 for recreation.
Board member Mark Sujkowski thanked the rest of the board members for help on this budget.
President Bill Salva said, I'd like to point out because of the resignation of the mayor (Jim Gray) and because I'm president of Council, I can not vote unless it's a tie. The rest of the board members approved budget.