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By Ben Muir 

Petersburg budget approved, tax increase remains


Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

The Borough Assembly at a meeting on May 30. From left to right, Eric Castro, Nancy Strand, Jeigh Gregor, and Cindi Lagoudakis. Not pictured is Kurt Wohlhueter and Bob Lynn.

The Petersburg Assembly unanimously approved its budget last week for the upcoming year that starts July 1 and runs through June 2018.

Over three meetings and three readings of the proposed budget, the Assembly grappled with a change worth about $160,000. A vote to delete a fourth lineman position from the Power & Light budget ultimately passed unanimously on the third reading.

"[The Assembly] went back and forth on this," said Petersburg Borough Manager Stephen Giesbrecht. "I can't speak for their thought process, but they didn't say anything about it on the first reading. The second r...

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