"A caveat, and it’s a significant one: Borough officials are going to need to do everything they can to minimize the impact on taxpayers.
As LNP reported Friday, more than 200 residents and business owners packed a Columbia Borough Council meeting to express their dismay over the borough’s recently enacted 21.2 percent tax increase.
The tax rate was hiked from 6.6 mills to 8.0 mills, which would cost the owner of a $137,500 home an additional $192.
That’s a whopper of a tax increase. So we’re guessing Columbia residents aren’t going to be in the mood for new borough spending. Borough officials will need to make a strong case for the benefits of the riverfront project, and explain how it’s going to be funded."