A preliminary budget document for the 2014 West Chester budget includes a 2.1 percent real estate tax increase, according to documents from the borough.
The budget first draft, which was prepared by borough manager Earnie McNeely’s office and posted to the borough website, includes a 7.11 mils, up from 6.92 in 2013.
“The tax rate, if adopted, would set the real estate tax levy at $846 … or $70 per month for the average single family residence …” the document says.
The preliminary budget for the borough would be $20,318,717 in 2014, up from $19,772,057 in 2013.
We’ll have more on the budget as the preliminary budget takes shape, but you can review the document here. The next council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.