Chartiers Valley’s school directors voted 8-1 Monday night to raise property taxes in the district.
Jeff Choura was the lone dissenting vote.
The increase of .6523 mills means that residents will pay an additional $65.23 for every $100,000 of their property’s assessed value.
That brings Chartiers Valley’s overall tax rate to 18.2118 mills, or $1,821 for every $100,000 of a property’s assessed value.
“I can’t support it at this time,” Choura said prior voting no. “There are too many uncertainties—People out of work… businesses haven’t been restarted. Maybe we should have frozen everything this year.”
This is CV’s fourth property tax hike in five years:
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Last month, school board president Robert Kearney said that inadequate state and federal funding were factors that led to this tax raise.
“Our board and the boards before us wrestle with the decision to raise taxes every year,” he said. “We are a frugal and value-oriented community. This is only the seventh time in 20 years we are raising taxes… State and federal funding just isn’t keeping pace with the costs of education.”