Macungie Mayor Ron Conrad vetoed Ordinance 2018-07, establishing the 2019 real estate tax at 4.25 mills at the Dec. 17 Macungie Borough Council meeting.
Conrad proposed another budget to accommodate increased expenses. His revised budget would increase the real estate tax to 4.32 mills. On a property valued at $250,000, homeowners would see an increase of approximately $17 and a property valued at $125,000 house would see an increase of approximately $8.
The real estate tax was approved at 4.25 mills during the Dec. 3 council meeting.
When Mark Reccek was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, he began his treatment in the oncology department at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. The Marine was a fighter and wrote regularly for The Press newspapers.
While he was undergoing treatment, he was being cared for by his sister, Donna Kukor, of Bath. During his stints in the hospital, Reccek continued to write columns on the experiences he had during his treatment.
Q. Who is in your family?
A. My mother’s name is Julie Knode. My father’s name is Galen Knode. My brother’s name is Ben Knode.
Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior?
A. I like the fact that I am getting close to graduating high school and going off to college.
Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?
A. My favorite class is computer science because I enjoy coding (including competitively) and programming computers to perform tasks for me.
Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?
Upper Milford Township Supervisors unanimously passed the township’s 2019 $2.6 million budget Dec. 6. The budget increases the real estate tax millage rate from .171 mills to .45 mills.
Among other expenditures, the 2019 budget sets aside $7,500 for salaries for elected officials, $81,120 for the township manager, $58,427.20 for the assistant secretary/treasurer and $225,000 for engineering consulting fees.