Details for BOROUGH OF PUNXSUTAWNEY PROPOSED ORDINANCE 1162 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF PUNXSUTAWNEY LEVYING TAXES FOR THE YEAR 2021 BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED

BOROUGH OF PUNXSUTAWNEY PROPOSED ORDINANCE 1162 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF PUNXSUTAWNEY LEVYING TAXES FOR THE YEAR 2021 BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED and IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Punxsutawney, as follows: Section 1. That taxes be and the same are hereby levied on all real estate within the Borough which is subject to taxation for the year 2021 based upon the valuation assessed for county purposes at the following millage rates with each mill being the equivalent of $0.10 on each $100.00 of assessed valuation, all under the authority of the Local Tax Enabling Act: a. 12 mills for general Borough purposes in accordance with the provision of 8 Pa.C.S.A. Section 1302(a) as amended and supplemented b. 0.90 mills for the purchase of fire engines, fire apparatus and fire hose for the use of the Borough or for assisting any fire company in the Borough in the purchase, renewal or repair of any of its fire engines, fire apparatus or fire hose, for the purposes of making appropriations to fire companies both within and without the Borough and of contracting with adjacent municipalities or volunteer fire companies in adjacent municipalities for fire protection, for the training of fire personnel and payments to fire training schools and centers or for the purchase of land upon which to erect a firehouse, or for the erection and maintenance of a firehouse or fire training school and center and related purposes pursuant to 8 Pa.C.S.A. Section 1302(a)(6), as amended and supplemented; c. 0.55 mills to maintain or aid in the maintenance of a local library for the use of residents of the Borough pursuant to 8 PaC.S.A. Section 1302(a)(8), as amended and supplemented; d. 0.40 mills for the purpose of creating and maintaining a special fund to be used by the Borough in making permanent street improvements and to pay contract prices for paving and other permanent street improvements pursuant to 8 PaC.S.A. Section 1304(a), as amended and supplemented; e. 0.85 mills for the purpose of lighting and illuminating the streets, highways, and other public places pursuant to 8 PaC.S.A. Section 1302 (a)(4), as amended and supplemented; f. 0.65 mills for the purpose of maintenance, improvement, acquisition or operation of recreation places or for paying the Borough's share of a joint action with one or more political subdivisions pursuant to 8 PaC.S.A. Section 2701(3) and 8 PaC.S.A. Section 1302(a)(10), as amended and supplemented; Ordinance 1162, page 2 g. 0.15 mills for the purpose of providing pensions, retirement or the purchase of annuity contracts for Borough employees pursuant to 8 PaC.S.A. 1302(a)(2), as amended and supplemented; Section 2. All other taxes in effect during the calendar year 2020 are hereby re-enacted without substantial change for calendar year 2021. Section 3. Any other Ordinance or parts or provisions of any such Ordinance conflicting with this Ordinance shall be, and the same are hereby repealed insofar as there may be a conflict with this Ordinance. Section 4. This Ordinance shall become effective as provided by law.

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