A preliminary 2013 budget presented Wednesday to York County's Board of Commissioners would raise taxes for home owners.
The $470 million plan calls for a tax rate increase of 8.9 percent,
or $55 per year for owners of a property assessed
The millage rate would increase to 4.52 mills from 4.15 mills.
Commissioners said the increase is mostly due to a $7.2 million loss in state and federal funding for county services such as the 911 Center, Children, Youth and Families and nursing home.
The spending plan also calls for a net reduction in the county workforce of 12 positions, saving approximately $500,000; limiting wage increases for non-bargaining employees to one percent, while also asking these employees to contribute more to their health care; and a refinance of county debt to save $1.9 million next year.
The commissioners said they will not accept a pay increase.
The proposal will be available for public inspection at the Commissioners' Office and online at yorkcountypa.gov.
The commissioners are expected to vote on a final budget on December 19.