Brookville, PA – Brookville Council adopted its 2018 budget last night without a tax increase in the borough’s general fund.

The budget however does include a slight .3 mill increase in the street light fund to help pay for the replacement of light bulbs and light coverings.

Council once again tabled a decision on opting out of a resolution that, under the state’s new gaming expansion, would allow smaller Category 4 casinos to operate in the borough. Jean Hidinger was the lone resident in attendance offering an opinion against casinos in the borough, despite the prospect they would generate additional revenue and jobs. Once again, council encouraged residents to provide public comment at its next meeting in two weeks when it has to make a decision one way or the other.

The borough closed out its state Community Conservation Grant that funded a feasibility study for improvements to the Dr. Walter Dick Park. The project included $7,500 in donated matching money that was used to fund a design firm’s work on the study. The study does not hold the borough fiscally responsible for any future park improvements.

Council also announced it has hired Jennifer Dolan as the new administrative assistant for the police department. Dolan starts work on Dec. 18.

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