Planning commission OKs 2018-19 budget

From Mirror staff reports

Blair County Planning Commission members approved their budget for fiscal year 2018-19 on Thursday.

The budget includes a 3 percent across the board pay increase for the five full-time commission employees.

The budget includes a fee schedule, which represents an approximately 25 percent increase in review fees. The fees had not been increased since 2013, Planning Dir­ec­tor David McFarland said.

The budget also calls for an increase in the local share to municipalities from 36 cents to 39 cents per capita.