The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


June 22, 2007

School board adopts $24.8M budget

MILTON -- Taxpayers in the Milton Area School District will feel a bit more of a bite following final approval Tuesday of a 2007-08 budget by the school board.

By a 6-2 vote, the board approved a budget of $24.8 million against revenues of $24.65 million.

The gap will be made up by taking $172,950 from the district's fund balance.

Voting in favor of the budget were Cheryl Rheppard, William Hoey, Christine Rantz, Eric McDowell, Kelly Everitt and Kevin Fry. Voting no were Stephen Connolley and Brian DeBaro.

The real estate tax rate in the Northumberland County portion of the district was set at 48.39 mills, an increase of 2.17 mills, or 4.7 percent.

The rate in the Union County portion of the district was increased to 10.10 mills, an increase of 0.27 mills, or 2.8 percent. White Deer Township is the only Union County municipality in the district.

The tax rates in the two counties are based on real estate values in each county and are equalized according to a formula prescribed by the state.

The Union County increase is less than the tax rate increase permitted by Act 1 of 2006, and the Northumberland County increase is at the ceiling permitted by Act 1.

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