Commissioners Postpone Vote on Possible Tax Hike

January 22, 2020 - 4:52 pm
Commissioners Postpone Vote on Possible Tax Hike

The Lackawanna County commissioners have postponed a vote on an amended 2020 budget that would hike county property taxes by more than 11-percent this year.

The unanimous vote gives the commissioners another week to study the issue and determine what if any 2020 tax hike is needed.

The Chief Financial Officer for the County recommends the hike saying the new revenue from the tax increase would allow the county to make a full 3 point three million dollar pension fund payment this year and help the county’s bond rating, .

Commissioners are expected to discuss the proposed increase when the meet again next Wednesday.


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