The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners passed an $11.9 million budget for 2013 last week that will result in a 10 percent tax increase.
The increase was largely due to the addition of a new police officer and two public works employees to understaffed departments amidst declining revenue and increased expenses.
The total real estate tax will increase to 1.42103 mills, which would mean a property owner would pay an estimated $330.70 a year on a property assessed at an average $232,400. The average increase comes to $30.
Revenues are projected to be $5.9 million and expenses are projected to be $6.1 million. The tax increase and fund balance will make up the $212,000 deficit.