Burlington Council Agrees to 42-Cent Tax Increase

The Burlington City Council agreed last night to raise property taxes 42-cents-per-thousand dollars.    

It had been considering a 60-cent increase.

Here’s what will be cut…

Police Department- $20,000

Fire Department- $25,000

Demolition Fund- $30,000

(potentially) The Bees- $25,000

Maintaining of two parking lots- $65,000

$46,000-plus over two years by requiring 48 non-union city workers to contribute 2.5% of their salaries to their health insurance premiums.

The Library will not be cut again, but may in fiscal year ’16.