Borough adopts budget without tax hike

Ridgway Borough Council on Monday unanimously adopted a $5 million budget for 2012 that keeps taxes the same.The 2012 budget which includes a general fund of $1,514,332 will keep the tax rate at 14.92 mills.Council member Ralph Dussia made the motion to adopt the budget.In other business, borough manager Martin Schuller said restorations of the Pennsy Railroad Station should be completed by May. "We finally got the train station problem resolved," Schuller said. "The contractor is in the process of repairing the roof." Schuller said three residents, in addition to the $50,000 donation from Ridgway resident Dennis D. Heindl, have donated to the cause and will receive their names engraved into a plaque.Anyone who donates $250 or more will have their name engraved onto a plaque that will be located outside of the train station.Donations can be made to the Ridgway Borough c/o old train station at 108 Main St., Ridgway, PA 15853.Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.Next meetingRidgway Borough CouncilReorganizational MeetingMonday, Jan. 2 4 p.m.Municipal Building