Upper Gwynedd's Board of Commissioners on Monday approved a budget with the township's first property tax increase in 23 years.
In 2014, the general fund millage will go from 0.874 to 1.874, raising the average municipal tax bill to $266. That does not include taxes for fire, water and sewer services, or the school district.
The commissioners also raised the sewer tax rate 15 percent.
The board called the increases "unavoidable" and said the township had already conducted "an exhaustive line item review resulting in significant budgetary cuts."