As released by Dauphin County:
Citing careful financial planning and ongoing efforts to save money, the Dauphin County Commissioners announced today they will be able to hold the line on property taxes for the ninth year in a row.
The preliminary $230.6 million spending plan for 2014 is 5.47 percent less than this year’s budget.
Through cost cutting measures and conservative budgeting, the commissioners have been able to avoid turning to taxpayers despite the unexpected incinerator costs and state and federal budget cuts.
“At the forefront of every decision this board makes is our concern for how to best serve the taxpayers of Dauphin County,” said Chairman Jeff Haste. “We are committed to maintaining the services on which our residents depend while ensuring we are spending every dollar wisely.”