A former Edinburg town councilman was selected on Tuesday night to fill the vacancy left by member Bill Boone's resignation. 

After Mayor Daniel Harshman announced during Tuesday night's meeting that Boone — who was elected in May 2020 — resigned due to health reasons, the council appointed former council member Clyde Beachy to fill his seat.

Beachy said that he would commit to the position until the November election, "but I will not be committing to anything after that." 

The council also held several public hearings. The first was to receive public comment on a proposed amendment to the 2021-2022 budget and the  second was on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022-2023.

In the proposed amended budget for 2021-2022, the budget will result in $980,544 in total revenue for the general fund and $1,677,646 total revenue for the enterprise fund. Each of these values are what the town expects to have spent by the end of June of this year.

For the proposed budget for 2022-2023, a resolution will be presented at the next meeting. There was no public comment for this public hearing.

The council also held a public hearing on proposed resolutions authorizing the issuance of USDA bonds not to exceed $2,503,000 and $494,000 for wastewater treatment plant improvements. No residents spoke during the public hearing.  

The council also approved the adoption of a resolution to establish a percentage of personal property tax relief for qualifying vehicles within the town for the 2022 tax year. Vehicles that do not meet the qualifications will not be eligible for any form of tax relief. The resolution stipulates that:

  • Personal use vehicles values at $1,000 or less will be eligible for 100% tax relief
  • Personal use vehicles valued at $1,001 to $20,000 will be eligible for 16% tax relief
  • Personal use vehicles valued at $20,001 or more shall receive 16% tax relief on the first $20,000 of value

Town Council members Fay Wymer-Hollar, Joan Reistetter, Brad Dellinger, James Baird, Vice Mayor Steve Wood, and Mayor Daniel Harshman attended Tuesday's meeting.

The Edinburg Town Council next meets 7:30 p.m. June 14. 

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