SMALL TAX INCREASE PASSED IN AVALON

The new budget in Avalon is seeing the tax rate go up by one cent per $100 assessed valuation. Council approved the budget on Wednesday that includes no layoffs of public workers. The tax increase is just below the four percent maximum allowed by law in the state. Public Information Officer for Avalon Scott Wahl said the borough has a good surplus and has positioned its self well, even during the current financial situation the state is going through.