Shaler reduces property tax rate to prevent reassessment windfall

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Shaler Township commissioners Tuesday night unanimously agreed to drop the current property tax millage to 2.49, from 3.05.

This move was made to meet Allegheny County requirements that municipalities must adjust their rates to prevent a high windfall of tax revenues. A taxing body is allowed to keep a windfall of up to 5 percent.

Tim Rogers, township manager, said the township has been working for months to refine the numbers as new numbers from property reassessments continue to come in from the county. Appeals are ongoing and the numbers continue to change, but at this time, he said, "We are confident we're under 5 percent."

Shaler has 12,800 residential properties.

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Rita Michel, freelance writer: suburbanliving@post-gazette.com


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