Category Archives: Budget

York City Council to discuss Earned Income Tax hike Sept. 24

York City Council will discuss raising the Earned Income Tax by a quarter-of-a-percent to fund a $2.2 million increase in pension payments at its committee meeting Sept. 24.

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City has more retired police and fire personnel than active

Heading into the 2015 budget season, York’s money woes, and by default, pension problems, are front and center for city officials. Facing a $2.2 million increase in pension payments thanks to the expiration of state legislation that gave the city … Continue reading

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What do you think of Mayor Kim Bracey’s “5 game-changers?”

With another tight budget season on the horizon, York Mayor Kim Bracey has begun a series of articles outlining five ways she believes York can right its fiscal ship. Many of the initiatives are ones she has supported throughout her … Continue reading

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City posts listing for Business Administrator position

Looking for a new job? York is accepting applications for its Business Administrator position — the post left vacant by former city employee Michael O’Rourke this spring after he was relieved of his duties.

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Read O’Rourke’s letter of resignation, separation agreement

Former York Business Administrator Michael O’Rourke accrued nearly a year of vacation time during his decade and a half in office, and his recent departure will now cost the city more than $97,000, according to the terms of a separation … Continue reading

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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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