Dublin Borough taxes to stay flat in 2013
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According to borough documents, the average increase for water customers who have one unit of water is $100 per year plus the gallon usage fee. This rate LnFrHDVH LV HxSHFWHd WR generate an additional $77,000 annually. The usage free won’t change and will continue to be $3.70 per 1,000 of gallons of water used.
According to council member Brent Smith, currently Dublin’s water rates are in the lowest 5 percent of Bucks County.
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The budget will be vRWHd Rn DW FRunFLO’V nHxW meeting Dec. 17.