Hatboro Council President John Zygmont has said that a tax increase is "reality." On Thursday afternoon, officials may have a better sense of how much that reality is going to cost.
The council is holding a detail budget review on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. From there, the council is slated to adopt its preliminary 2013 budget on Nov. 19 during the governing body's regularly scheduled meeting, Zygmont said.
Final adoption will follow on Dec. 17, he said. The spending plan will be discussed "as needed" during the Dec. 3 council meeting, according to Zygmont.
In terms of large-scale projects like the possibility of a renovated or rebuilt police station, stormwater projects and paving, Zygmont said the council will hold its next capital budget meeting in January, after the consultant hired in August to do a roughly $20,000 facilities study of borough-owned buildings, completes its report.