Why don’t the local municipalities consolidate?
Pennsylvania law requires that voters approve the consolidation of municipalities. A majority of all voters in each municipality, which are on the ballot for consolidation, must vote to approve the consolidation. While there have been a few consolidations in Pennsylvania, this majority vote requirement creates a high threshold for consolidation to occur. On two previous occasions over the past 30 years, a ballot question for approval of consolidation in the Centre Region has been rejected by voters.

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1. What is a mill?
2. Why can’t the Borough borrow money from the Parking Fund for the General Fund?
3. Why is the budgetary problem with revenue and not expenditures?
4. Is the Borough running out of money?
5. What is the difference between what Penn State University would pay in real estate taxes versus what is received in impact fees?
6. How often does the Borough replace computer equipment and vehicles?
7. Why don’t the local municipalities consolidate?
8. Does the County or School District provide any financial contributions to the Centre Region Council of Governments (COG)?
9. Has there been any movement of Penn State University to the south of College Avenue and do these properties pay Real Estate Taxes?
10. Is there a forecast for Earned Income and Net Profits Tax related to new development within the Borough?
11. When was the Business Privilege Tax (BPT) eliminated?
12. How can the Borough tax rainwater?