No tax increase in Cranberry this year
Published:
November 11, 2017
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Public safety makes up the largest chunk of the $23.1 million general fund budget at $6 million.

CRANBERRY TWP — Township residents will again see a flat tax rate in the 2018 proposed budget.

The $77.1 million spending plan includes projects at North Boundary Park and expanding the police force.

The millage rate will remain at 13.25. The value of a mill increased again in 2018, from $395,980 in 2017 to $405,376. That is thanks to the new properties coming into the township, said Vanessa Gleason, finance director for the township.

“It goes up every year,” Gleason said. “It was just striking.”

A Cranberry resident with a household income of $94,000 and a property assessed at $24,500 would pay $789 in property and earned income taxes to the township — about 2 percent of their total tax bill, according to township budget documents.

Public safety makes up the largest chunk of the $23.1 million general fund budget at $6 million. As part of a two-year plan to add four officers to the force that started last year, two patrolmen positions will be added in 2018, Gleason said.

Officials are also looking to replace two marked cars and one unmarked car in the police department's fleet.

Public works makes up the second-largest part of the general fund budget at $5.4 million. In 2018, $1.2 million is budgeted for road maintenance