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NEWS REPORT: USR Mayor & Council Meeting of May 7, 2020

Online Meeting

This meeting was held online via due to social distancing mandates resulting from Covid-19 virus outbreak.

2020 Budget Hearing

The 2020 municipal budget in the amount of $13,474,265 was approved without benefit of a hearing for citizens of the borough. The reading of the budget by title only at this meeting was approved at last month’s meeting, even though the borough financial director and outside auditor were present at this online meeting. The 2019 municipal budget had been $12,299,000.

The 2020 budget exceeded the Local Government Budget Cost of Living Allowance of 2.5% to 3.5%. The mayor and council approved at a prior meeting the increase of the COLA to 3.5%.