Crescent commissioners approved the township's $1.8 million 2013 budget, re-adjusting the township's millage rate to 6.4.
The budget was approved following the board's Dec. 27 meeting, one week after Allegheny County Judge Robert Gallo approved the township's petition to increase the budget 13 percent from the previous year.
The budget marks an $801,437 increase from 2012's spending plan; following property re-appraisal estimates for the community, the millage was lowered from 2012's rate of 6.5 mils.
Municipalities must receive court approval before increasing revenues by more than 5 percent during reassessment years.
In a petition filed before the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, solicitor Richard Start said several federally mandated projects and repairs to the community's long-closed McCutcheon Way necessitated the steep increase.