Budget passes with no increase in Snyder County
MIDDLEBURG– Snyder County residents will not be seeing a real estate tax increase for 2014. The Snyder County Commissioners passed the 2014 budget of over $16.5 million, with no tax increase and little budget cuts.
County Chairman, Joe Kantz believes this budget is stronger than previous years. “I’m really pleased with the end result on this budget. It’s a no tax increase budget, yet it still keeps us going down the path of making some major upgrades to county buildings that need to be done.”
The board has also budgeted for energy efficient, cost saving repairs to county buildings.
Kantz spoke about future projects, ” we have tried over the last couple of years to have at least one or two semi major projects in each budget, again paying as we go. We are going to do that again this year with a lighting replacement project in the budget for the county courthouse, and we are hoping to do a project like that as well at the county prison.”
The Snyder County budget also shows a 1% increase to employee wages . Kantz says the board is able to balance the budget without tax increases with alternative ways to collect revenue and grant funding.( Sarah Lagerman)