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At Wednesday’s meeting, the Jonestown Borough Council unanimously agreed to advertise the realty tax resolution for 2024.

The resolution maintains the realty tax at a 1.8 millage rate, keeping it consistent from last year. The resolution will be adopted at next month’s meeting if the majority of borough members are in favor.

The council also unanimously agreed to the second reading of the 2024 budget. Budget approval is on the agenda for the council’s Dec. 5 meeting.

The council unanimously agreed to advertise tentative planning commission meeting dates as well as council meeting dates to be approved Dec. 5 as well.

Prior to the Dec. 5 meeting at 6:30 p.m., a public hearing to discuss franchise renewal with Comcast will be held at 6:15.

In other news, the council:

  • Unanimously agreed to sign an application for the Greater Lebanon 904 grant and complete the 2023 annual recycling report.
  • Unanimously agreed to approve a resolution requesting a PennDOT multimodal grant for the Market Street beautification project.
  • Unanimously agreed for the borough participate in the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program, accepting trees Dec. 26 through Feb. 17.
  • Unanimously approved the Oct. 3 council minutes, as well as the October treasurer’s report.

Jonestown Borough Council meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at 295 South Mill St. The next meeting will be held Dec. 5. These meetings are open to the public and do not require prior registration.

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Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.


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