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Tax hike possible for East Lycoming

By Staff | Feb 25, 2020

HUGHESVILLE – Superintendent Michael Pawlik told the East Lycoming School Board at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday that the state allocation increase for the district is projected at about $55,000.

Without an infusion of more revenue, it’s quite possible the district will have a real estate tax hike as projected last month.

The tax increase of 0.51 mills is needed to offset ongoing expenses for salaries, benefits and education, according to business manager David Maciejewski.

That tax hike would not exceed the state index of 3.55 percent.

Overall, the 2021 general fund budget of $26.83 million represents a 1.06 percent increase over this year.

For property owners with homes having an assessed value of $100,000, a millage increase of 0.51 would mean an annual additional real estate tax of $51.

The board took action on a number of personnel items during the meeting.

The following people were rehired to head coaching positions for the 2020 season.

Chris Kish, varsity baseball, $4,538.

Dave Dimoff, varsity softball, $4,629.

Denise Gorini, varsity boys track, $4,449.

Fred Glenwright, varsity girls track, $6,204.

Jim Dennis, junior high boys soccer, $3,661.

Zane Campbell, junior high girls soccer, $2,945.

Josh Fry, varsity boys tennis, $3,279.