Taxes likely to remain the same in East Marlborough Township12/22/2020 12:49PM ● By Steven Hoffman
East Marlborough residents will see their taxes remain the same in 2021.
The township supervisors voted Dec. 7 to approve the 2021 tax rates, which supervisors’ Chairman Robert McKinstry said will stay at 2.183 mils, the same as in previous years. A mil is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Real estate taxes include 1.05 mils for general purposes, 0.2 mills for open space preservation, 0.183 for the Kennett Library, 0.675 mils for fire protection, and 0.075 mills for fire and EMS.
The $52 annual local services tax remains the same; that tax is for people who work in East Marlborough.
The fire hydrant tax is $26.73, and the Unionville Village Street Light tax is 50 cents “per lineal foot of measurable and applicable property frontage against all benefitted properties,” according to the ordinance.
The supervisors are expected to approve the 2021 draft budget by Dec. 23. Residents can look at the draft budget at the township building or on the township’s website at eastmarlborough.org.
In the draft budget, income and expenses are expected to be $3.548 million. In the sewer fund, income and expenses are expected to be $1.331 million. The liquid fuels fund have income and expenses of $467,267 in the draft budget, and the Unionville Park Fund is expected to have income of $145,654.55 and expenses of $91,850.