Duncannon council rejects large tax increase, discontinues Penn Twp. police contract

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DUNCANONN, Pa. (WHTM) Duncannon Borough Council rejected a large tax increase but passed a smaller hike and discontinued its contract with Penn Township Police Department after a 5 1/2 hour meeting.

The property tax hike is going from 3.1 to 3.9 mils about a 25% increase. The council was considering a plan that would have increased property taxes by 121%. Council also agreed to discontinue its contract with Penn Township Police Department at the end of the month. State Police will now be the primary responders to the borough.

Duncannon’s mayor said the borough is still obligated to pay Penn Township two-thirds of the remaining money for the fourth quarter.

Tuesday night’s meeting adjourned Wednesday around 12:30 a.m.

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