Bridgeville Borough Council voted unanimously earlier this week to adopt a 2021 budget with no real estate tax increase.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, Bridgeville will end the year having taken in more money than it spent, said borough manager Joe Kauer.
Bridgeville residents will pay slightly more for water next year, however. The new sewage treatment rate will be $15.83 per 1,000 gallons of water.
That increase is the result of ALCOSAN raising its portion of the sewer rate from $8.50 per 1,000 gallons of water to $9.10 per 1,000 gallons.
The portion of the sewer rate that the borough charges ($6.73 per 1,000 gallons) will not change for 2021.
ALCOSAN also increased its customer service charge to $19.11 per quarter, up from $17.86 per quarter.
The borough’s 2021 budget includes a few notable new expenses, such as:
- $2,690 to upgrade the borough’s 15-year-old accounting software
- $6,200 to upgrade the borough phone system
- $25,000 to partially fund a new comprehensive plan
- $45,000 for a new police car (2021 Dodge Charger)
- $133,944 payment for the 15-year, $1.7 million loan that the borough took out in 2020 to fund multiple infrastructure projects
The entire budget is available for review at the here: