Meadville Tribune

Local News

June 28, 2013

PENNCREST approves 2013-14 budget with no property tax increase

SAEGERTOWN — Residents of Crawford County living in PENNCREST School District will pay the same 48.59 mills in school property taxes this year that they paid last.

By a vote of 7-0 with Harry Hicks and Mark Parker absent, members of PENNCREST School Board approved a 2013-14 budget with general fund budgeted expenditures totaling $49,052,298 during a special meeting Thursday night at the district’s administration office in Saegertown. The resolution passed without comment.

Pennsylvania’s school code requires that each of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts have its 2013-14 budget in place no later than Friday.

With one mill equaling $1 for every $1,000 in a property’s assessed value, the school property tax bill for a residence with the district’s median assessed value of $24,307 will remain $1,181.08.

In response to a question from board member Carole Jones about the resignation of Hicks, who announced earlier this month that he intended to step aside as a board member for family reasons, Superintendent Connie Youngblood said that the district had not yet received a letter of resignation from Hicks.

According to Ted Watts, the district’s attorney, a 30-day countdown period begins as soon as a letter of resignation is accepted by the board. If the board does not appoint someone to fill the vacant seat during that 30-day period, citizens have the right to have the task be turned over to Crawford County Court of Common Pleas.

Mary Spicer can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at

Text Only
Local News
Business Marquee
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide