Bridgeville Borough Council voted 6-0 last week to adopt a $10.7 million budget with no tax increase.
Millage remains at 10 mills on land and 6.5 mills on buildings. A mill is $1 of tax money for every $1,000 of a home’s assessed value.
The quarterly fee for refuse service remains at the same rate for the fourth consecutive year at $53 per quarter, and there is an increase in sewer fees that essentially passes on the ALCOSAN 7% rate increase. Monthly sewer fees overall are increasing from $15.83 per thousand gallons with a $6.37 per month ALCOSAN service charge to $16.47 per thousand gallons with the $6.82 monthly ALCOSAN service charge, effective January 1st. The Bridgeville Borough portion of the sewer fee remains unchanged and represents $6.73 per thousand gallons of the total fee.
The 2022 budget includes $4.5 million worth of capital improvements planned for in 2022, including major renovations to Chartiers Park, reconstruction and slope stabilization on Werner Avenue, road paving, blight removal projects, police and public works equipment upgrades, improvements to public facilities and flood mitigation projects. Much of these projects and capital improvements are funded by awarded grants.
The borough’s general fund, which finances for the Borough’s essential services will cost $3.3 million.
The sanitary sewer fund budget is set at $2.3 million. The garbage fund is $448,700 and the liquid fuels fund is $137,457.
The full 2022 Budget Report and a summary of 2021 projects and progress is available below.