Allegheny County Council set to vote Tuesday on budgets

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Community College of Allegheny County would get less in operating subsidies from the county next year, but is in line to receive $1.5 million for capital projects and classroom technology upgrades.

County council's Budget and Finance Committee on Wednesday recommended allocating $1.5 million in the county's 2013 capital budget to help pay for improvements at the community college.

Committee members also amended the capital budget to include $770,000 for rehabilitation of Chartiers Creek Bridge No. 6, $200,000 for South Park field improvements and $50,000 for Carnegie Library renovations. Those changes would move the library toward compliance with federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. The county will get 80 percent reimbursement from the state for the bridge repairs.

Final action by full council on the $84.5 million capital budget and the $799 million operating budget is scheduled for Tuesday.

Council also will vote on a proposed reduction in the millage rate to reflect the effects of reassessment. If approved by council, the county tax rate on real estate would drop from the current 5.69 mills to 4.73 mills. That action is required under state law to prevent the county from getting a tax "windfall" from the estimated 20 percent jump in overall property values.

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