Despite rising employee health care costs and mandated contributions to the pension fund, as well as state cuts in human service funding, Dauphin County commissioners are proposing to hold the line on county taxes in 2014.
The board will present its preliminary budget at its 10 a.m. meeting. The $187.4 million proposed budget is 3 percent less than the current budget. This would be the ninth year in a row without a tax increase.
The county millage rate is expected to remain at 6.876 mills. A commercial property assessed at $1.5 million pays about $10,314 in county property taxes.
A mill equals $1 per $1,000 of assessed property value.
A final vote on the budget is expected on Dec. 18. The budget will be available online on the county’s website.