Category Archives: Budget

Conversation over tax exoneration request from Logos Academy turns heated

Update, 8:45 p.m. York City Council passed a resolution exonerating Logos Academy, a private, non-charter school that serves low-income students, from its 2013 taxes during a council meeting Tuesday night. Logos was awarded tax-exempt status beginning in 2014, but accrued … Continue reading

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City nearing deal with Union for new contract for blue, gray collar employees

York appears to be nearing the end of a more than year-long dispute over a new union contract with Teamsters Local 776, which represents blue and grey collar working employees in the city. Michael O’Rourke, business administrator for York, said … Continue reading

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Council to reconsider pay raises for two department heads

  Update, Tuesday Tonight’s City Council meeting has been canceled. The next regularly scheduled legislative session will be 7 p.m. Feb. 4. Reported earlierĀ  York City Council has plans to reconsider a contentious salary issue during its first meeting of … Continue reading

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Should York City Council have approved a raise for department heads?

A York City Council meeting turned tense this week when council members voted against salary increases for Jim Gross, director of the Department of Public Works, and Michael O’Rourke, the city’s business administrator. Council voted 3 to 2 against the … Continue reading

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York City Police Department to lose two officers to attrition

The York City Police Department’s budget will shrink in 2014 because of a drop in grant funding, and fewer dollars will mean fewer boots on the street, Chief Wes Kahley said Wednesday night. The department will lose two officers through … Continue reading

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Mayor Bracey requests salary raises for two department heads

When Mayor Kim Bracey met with City Council this week to introduce her proposed 2014 budget — a plan that held tax rates flat and fees flat for residents — she also asked them to consider pay increases for two … Continue reading

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The York sewer dilemma: invest $1 million now or $100 million later?

York Mayor Kim Bracey balked when Andy Jantzer, head of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and sewer department, suggested a $1 million upgrade to sewer infrastructure be added to this year’s city budget. For a city struggling to remain fiscally … Continue reading

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York budget season is here: What would a tax increase mean to you?

York opened its budget season with a week of hearings at City Hall last week. Mayor Kim Bracey has been upfront about the city’s money woes and asked all departments to hold costs to 2010 levels. And while many officials … Continue reading

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City schedules 2014 budget hearing; $50 million budget deficit looms

When City officials convene a week of public budget hearings Oct. 7 in City Council chambers, they’ll again face a battle to keep tax rates flat, as well as the now imminent threat that the city deficit could climb to … Continue reading

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York Countians’ thoughts on Fiscal Cliff dilemma are as polarized as Washington’s

The deadline to the impendingĀ Fiscal Cliff is so close that it can now be counted in hours, rather than days. And while there has been a desparate bi-partisan call for cooperation in the waning hours, a deal has yet to … Continue reading

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