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Walnutport expects no tax increase in 2022

Walnutport residents are not likely to see a municipal tax rate increase next year.

Earlier this month, council agreed to advertise the 2022 preliminary budget with a half-mill increase.

A half-mill increase would raise the millage rate from 19.25 to 19.75 mills.

However, that’s a worst-case scenario, as council anticipates no tax increase.

Council is scheduled to adopt the 2022 budget at its Dec. 9 meeting.

In December 2020, council adopted this year’s budget with no tax rate increase.

However, in order to balance this year’s budget, council opted not to continue to fund the Northern Lehigh Recreation Authority.

That came after council in November 2020 advertised this year’s preliminary budget with a half-mill increase, along with an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 rollover, to balance the budget.