Enquirer Herald

York Oks spending plan with no tax, fee increases

The York City Council has given final approval to a $6.4 million general fund budget for 2012-13 that includes no increases in city property taxes and no changes in city fees.

City Manager Charles Helms told council members that the budget includes no significant additions or changes. He said the spending plan totals about $10 million, including the utility and capital budgets.

Mayor Eddie Lee said that “this is a tough time,” referring to the overall financial situation, but he noted that all city taxes and utility fees will remain unchanged under the budget.

The council gave preliminary approval to the spending plan at its August meeting. The budget approval requires two votes.The new budget year begins Oct. 1.