Tax, Sewer and Solidwaste/Recycling Rates Remain The Same In 2017

The Board of Commissioners adopted a 2017 budget that, for the 40th straight year, calls for no real estate tax increase. Commissioners said continuing business development in the Township, and the subsequent creation of new jobs, is a major factor in keeping all Township taxes unchanged. Township property owners will continue to pay one of the lowest real estate tax millage rates in the State, 0.156 ($15.60 per year per $100,000 assessed property value).

The Commissioners expect that the budget will cover necessary expenditures and will meet the needs of the residents and property owners and maximize the variety of services available to them, as well as, accomplish a number of Capital Improvement projects.

The major revenue source in 2017 will be the Earned Income Tax, which is expected to generate $5,250,000. Other major revenue sources include the Local Services Tax, $950,000; Real Estate Transfer Tax, $950,000; and the Real Estate Tax, $545,000.

Major expenditures include $4,943,159 for police, fire and emergency services; $3,080,098 for Public Works; $990,125 for Administration; $548,810 for Recreation; and $550,827 for Community Development.

In 2017, all quarterly sanitary sewer rates will remain unchanged. The residential sanitary sewer rate is $108.25 per quarter. Curbside solidwaste and recycling rates remain at $46.50 per quarter for unlimited curbside collection of recycling materials and trash. The Stormwater Management Fee will remain at $13.25 per Equivalent Residential Unit.
Therefore, the total quarterly utility rate for residential customers will be $168.00.