PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council voted to place their proposed 2015 budget on display with a tax increase included at a special meeting that was held on Wednesday.
Members of council voted 6-0 to increase borough taxes 1.5 mills.
"The cost of everything is going up," said Punxsutawney Borough Council President Larry Chenoga, adding that this is the first tax increase since 2007. "It was either cut services or increase taxes, so we went with raising taxes."
Chenoga said that â€śnot one member of council who sit on this side of the table wanted to raise taxes.â€ť