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5 Named To Township Infrastructure Committee

Township Plans $31 Average Tax Hike In 2018SANATOGA PA – Five people who are either Lower Pottsgrove politicians or township employees were named Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2017) by Board of Commissioners’ President Bruce Foltz to its newly created Infrastructure Committee. The group is expected to determine the need for future capital projects, and rank them in order of importance or preference.

Named to the committee were

  • Foltz himself,
  • Commissioner Ray Lopez,
  • township Manager Ed Wagner,
  • township Zoning and Codes Enforcement Officer Joe Groff, and
  • Police Chief Michael Foltz.

The committee is expected to recommend how commissioners might use money that would accumulate during 2018 and beyond in an equally new capital reserve fund. The fund is included in next year’s tentative township budget, and so far is not earmarked for any specific purpose.

The board on Nov. 9 introduced a proposed 2018 general fund budget of $6.23 million, accompanied by a property tax rate increase of .25 mills. All of that increase, amounting to what Wagner said was about $149,000, would be saved in the capital reserve for future needs.

The tax hike raises this year’s township tax payment of about $338 – on an “average” home valued at $125,000 – $31 to about $369 in 2018. Final adoption of the budget is scheduled for the board’s Dec. 21 meeting.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Nov. 28 meeting):

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