Tonight Borough Council adopted Conshohocken’s 2011 budget. This budget reflects our commitment to fiscal responsibility and the borough’s broad community priorities: maintaining our infrastructure, keeping Conshohocken safe, supporting our greening and environmental initiatives and promoting transportation options for seniors. In fact, the budget provides for adding a sorely-needed traffic safety component to our police department.
I am proud to say that this budget keeps Conshohocken Borough (exclusive of school or county) property taxes in 2011 at the same level as 2010 — that means that there will be no Borough tax hike next year. Many communities have struggled to balance their budgets in these tough economic times without raising taxes. We’re fortunate to have a strong Finance Committee Chair in Council President Paul McConnell to help us keep our priorities straight while maintaining a strong focus on our finances.