Hallam is among a number of boroughs to raise property taxes when officials adopted a 2014 budget.

Hallam's property tax rate will increase from 3.4 to 3.5 mills. That's an extra $15 per year for a $150,000 home.

The reason for the increase is that the cost of road projects and other municipal services is going up, said borough secretary Deb Dupler.

"The last increase was in 2009, and that was only one-tenth of a mill also," she said.

The park rental fee also increased slightly, as did some of the fees the zoning officer collects, Dupler said. Hallam's taxes include garbage, she said.

"Personally, I think council does a very good job at keeping taxes as low as they can," she said.

Other increases: In Jefferson, the property tax rate will increase from 4.2 to 4.5 mills. That translates into an increase of about $45 for a person with a home valued at $150,000.

Borough council president Marlyn Stauffer said the change was made to account for losses in the past year: The costs for snow maintenance and other similar services have gone up. Stauffer said costs associated with worker's compensation have also gone up, resulting in the need to raise taxes.

Property taxes are also on the rise in Hanover.

The borough approved a 2014 budget that hikes its tax rate from 5 to 5.5 mills. For the owner of a $150,000 Hanover home, that means a municipal tax bill of $825 -- a $75 increase over this year's bill.

Four unions representing all borough employees agreed to a pay freeze in 2014, borough manager Barb Krebs said.

But the rising cost of expenses still made a tax increase necessary, Krebs said.

In Windsor: Windsor Borough is also raising taxes to accommodate rising costs, said Donna Martin, the secretary-treasurer for the borough. A change to 2.123 mills in 2014 will be an increase of 0.4 mills, or about $60 for someone with a $150,000 property.

"Our budget was just not able to support the cost of running the borough without the increase in taxes," Martin said.

Water and sewer rates will not increase, even though water rates have risen 10 percent for the borough, she said.

"Fortunately, we didn't have to raise the tax rate too much," Martin said.

The last time the borough raised taxes was in 2011, when the rate went from 1.423 to 1.723.

-- Reach Mollie Durkin at mdurkin@yorkdispatch.com. Nikelle Snader and Erin James contributed to this report.