Bridgeville Borough has the second-lowest tax rate of all nearby communities, (only Green Tree’s is lower).
Last month council once again adopted an annual budget that holds the line on taxes. That makes seven years in a row of no tax increases.
But at the end of 2017, council might have to take a hard look at its revenue picture, says councilman William Henderson.
“We have a lot going in our community,” he said at December’s council meeting. “We have a lot of reconstruction—look at the south end—then you look at some of our infrastructure that’s deteriorating. And we have four parks to maintain.”
Tax raises are never popular, no matter how necessary, and Henderson added that, “Obviously it’s not going to happen this year and I may not be sitting up here next year, but if we’re going to continue to thrive and build out or community, we have to think about it.”
When considering this year’s budget, council chose to save costs by immediately replacing a retiring public works employee.
Joe Verduci, who heads the borough’s finance committee said that the upcoming revenue situation will be “something that we need to discuss and figure out as a borough.”