Meyersdale Borough Council unanimously adopted a preliminary 2019 budget Tuesday without a tax increase.
The $1,698,218 spending plan keeps property taxes steady at 13 mills. This is ninth consecutive year without an increase.
“The key thing to say is that anyone that was here (the night before) was in agreement that we would tighten, we would make cuts, we would do what we could to not raise taxes for the Borough of Meyersdale for 2019,” Councilwoman Mardi Vincent said.
Vincent said council members were working right up to the meeting, taking cost-cutting measures to make sure they had a balanced budget.
“It’s a tight budget, but it’s a good budget,” she said.
The budget will be finalized at the council’s next meeting on Oct. 9.