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Township of West Sadsbury. budget includes a property tax hike of 1.1 thousandths | Community news

Supervisors in the Township of West Sadsbury have approved a budget of $ 1.3 million for 2022 that includes a property tax increase of 1.1 thousandth.

The new mileage rate of 2.6 mills combines with the existing fire tax mileage rate of 1.4 mills for a total tax of 4 mills. This means township residents will pay $ 4 for every $ 1,000 of assessed property value.

This is the first tax increase residents have seen since the fire tax was enacted several years ago.

“I don’t think anyone wants to see the tax rate go up,” Supervisor Ed Haas said.

The supervisory board had discussed the elimination of the tax on green spaces, which represents 0.2% of the income tax earned at 1.2%. The township saved enough from this tax to repay its outstanding loan to purchase development rights, but since the green space tax was approved by referendum, there must also be a voter referendum to put it in place. end. Any money remaining in the account may be limited to other purchases or maintenance of open spaces.

One of the supervisors’ goals for the coming year is to make much-needed improvements to the township’s roads.

The township transfers $ 150,000 from its capital reserves to the 2020 budget, which shows $ 1,335,466 in income for $ 1,308,240 in expenses, leaving a surplus of $ 27,226.