UPDATE: Chambersburg residents voice concerns about tax increases in proposed budget

The proposed 2018 budget includes a 20 percent tax increase for homeowners

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In Chambersburg, some residents came to voice their concerns about the city's proposed 2018 fiscal year budget at Monday’s meeting.

The borough manager recently released his proposed 2018 budget that includes a 20 percent tax increase for homeowners.

A few residents who are retired spoke to council to ask about the increase and what could be done to prevent it.

Both the borough manager and the borough council president reiterated that the increase was due in large part to the police and fire department, and 100 percent of the real estate tax funds those departments.

“It would be our intention to continue with it tonight. If there's no changes, we'll act on it on the 11th, and it'll become the official budget,” said Allen Coffman, Chambersburg Borough Council President.

Coffman said that he believes at the December meeting is when the council will approve the budget.

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