The Board of Supervisor’s voted unanimously to approve the 2020 East Fallowfield Township Budget at their regular meeting held this month. No tax increase was included in the 2020 budget. “The millage rate will remain at 3 mills, while maintaining all services,” said Township Manager Scott Swichar.
The balanced 2020 General Fund Budget totals $2,979,135.
The current trash fee ($275) will not increase. In prior years, trash revenues and expenditures were included in the General Fund Budget. However, the 2020 Budget now includes the addition of a separate fund for Trash. “The goal of the new Trash Fund is to increase transparency and also help the Township make better financial decisions by more easily showing the incomes and expenses related only to trash and recycling collection,” said Township Manager Scott Swichar.
The Township will allocate $310,300 to the ambulance service and two volunteer fire companies, Modena Fire Company and Westwood Fire Company that serve East Fallowfield Township. This amount is derived from the Real Estate Fire/EMS tax and provides funds for operating and capital expenditures related to ambulance and fire protection.
The budget allocates $334,370 for capital improvements, which includes the purchase of a new police vehicle, body cameras for police officers, and a new yard waste collection vehicle for the public works department. $200,000 is also budgeted for paving/resurfacing of Township roads. “This significant funding will help ensure that our roads are safe and efficient for travel,” said Swichar.
East Fallowfield Township Manager Swichar thanked the staff for their hard work in preparing the 2020 Budget.