It is important to acknowledge that the desire to grow a $400,000 fund for personnel capacity-building, as reported in your story last week on borough staff issues, will not necessarily raise the mill rate by a full mill. The mill rate for the next fiscal year will not be set until all anticipated revenues and expenses are determined. The mill rate could be raised above what the manager is recommending, but even a 1 mill increase in FY 25 would set the mil rate back to FY23 level which in itself was a decrease from the mill rate in FY22. The mill rate has been steady or lowered successively for the past five years. Thank you for this clarification.

Debra Schnabel, assembly member