Property taxes will go up 13 percent next year in Forks Township.
Last week, the board of supervisors approved a budget that includes the tax increase and an additional $700,000 in expenditures.
The extra money will pay for new vehicles and equipment or repairs.
Finance Manager Jim Farley said vehicle prices continue to go up despite the economy. He estimated a new, fully loaded dump truck with a plow could cost $500,000 and a fire engine could cost as much as $2 million.
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