The document, presented by Township Manager Scott Swichar and Finance Officer Pani Martin, recommends no increase in the Township’s Real Estate Tax (RET) millage rate (3 mills), while maintaining all services.
The trash fee has remained at the same rate for the past five years. However, the 2019 Trash Fees are proposed to increase from $210 to $275. The projected rate increase is attributed to increased costs to process recycling and trash, and increased collection fees. “The trash fee is still one of the lowest in the area and many other nearby communities are paying much higher rates,” said Township Manager Swichar. “This increase would also allow the service to become self-sufficient,” he said.
Based on resident feedback, collection service in 2019 will also expand to unlimited recycling collection (currently recycling collection is limited to what will fit in the homeowner’s container) and all residents will receive a larger 95-gallon recycling container (residents currently have a 65-gallon recycling container). Trash pickup will remain weekly and recycling collection will stay bi-weekly.
The Township’s first reading of the budget was on November 13 where the Supervisors authorized the advertisement of the Township’s proposed budget. The Township’s second Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Township Building. The 2019 Proposed Budget is scheduled for adoption on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m.
To inspect the proposed 2019 budget, please click on 2019 Proposed Budget.