Taxes remain the same for 2016 in East Marlborough Township
● By J. Chambless
By John Chambless
Township manager Jane Laslo has
announced the 2016 budget for East Marlborough Township, saying,
“Things are very much similar to what we had last year. Property
transfer taxes are the same. All others remain the same – the
library tax, the open space tax and fire tax. That gives us income
and expenses of $2,250,990. So the tax in this budget is the same as
it has been, and the taxes will be set in December.”
There was additional funding earmarked for bridge repairs, $40,000, which will be used for fixing three bridges on Poplar Tree Road and Mill Road.
Real estate taxes will remain at 1.05 mills for 2016 (for an estimated income of $716,000), the library tax is 0.183 of a mill ($121,164), the open space tax is 0.2 of a mill ($132,420), and the fire tax is 0.75 of a mill ($511,000).
Details of the budget are posted at the township website (www.eastmarlborough.org). The board will vote on adoption of the 2016 budget at the Dec. 7 Board of Supervisors meeting.
The breakdown of general fund income for the township is:
Real estate taxes $716,000
Liened taxes $20,000
Light taxes $4,000
Transfer tax $225,000
Application fees $7,000
Police income $40,000
Cell leases $185,000
Utility tax $1,900
Building permits $80,000
Zoning Permits $ 12,000
Cable TV $185,000
Reimbursed sewer expenses $140,000
Pension/state aid $30,000
Reimburse Engineer and legal $67,500
Snow agreement $16,290
Hydrant reimbursement $50,000
Local service tax $180,000
Rental Income from post office $28,800
Balance from previous year $250,000.
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