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Upper Dublin 2013 Draft Budget Raises Taxes by 3.4 Percent

An all day budget hearing will be held on Dec. 1.

In the 2013 draft budget for Upper Dublin township made public this week, residents would see a 3.4 percent tax increase, according to a report in the Ambler Gazette.

"The proposed $30,814,930 budget raises millage from 5.231 to 5.409 mills," increasing the average real estate tax bill in the township $35, to a total of $1,055.

The Township Board of Commissioners will meet for an all day hearing on Dec. 1 to go through the budget line-by-line and make any possible cuts to the budget.

Township Manager Paul Leonard said he expects most of the cuts for come from the capital budget which has a lot of roadway and culvert projects.

Of the proposed 3.4 percent increase, "1.9 percent of the tax increase would cover police contractual and pension obligations, 1.2 percent is for the non-uniformed pension fund and 0.3 percent is for a proposed new laborer in the parks and recreation department."

An all day budget hearing is scheduled for Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., an additional budget hearing is scheduled for Dec. 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and a budget decision is expected on Dec. 11 with a meeting beginning at 6:45 p.m.

doc November 29, 2012 at 01:42 PM
This is just out of hand, we must really be giving our U.D. township workers quite a pension! There will never be an end to this unless we vote these people out of office. I have been looking to move....now I must just must look harder!!!
Jeanne November 29, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Maybe they can start by nixing the free lunch served at our expense at this meeting.
Joe Koenig November 29, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Just a question I might ask: Why are you budgeting $100,000.00 to help the School Distirict fund the returfing of the football field?? This represents 10% of the tax hike. It is also double taxation as the School Board will inevitably increase taxes next year by over 4.0%. Let's start with taking that out of the budget!! SHOW UP SATURDAY FROM 8:30 - 3:00 AND TUESDAY DEC. 4 AT 6:30 AND TUESDAY DEC 11 AT 7:00 TO EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS. Posting here does no good. Stop preaching to the choir, show up at meetings!!!!
danny roturra November 30, 2012 at 12:51 AM
the point of this piece should be 'money grab at all levels'. our elected clowns, at all levels of government, starting with the socialist in the white house want ALL the money. they believe it's their responsibility to confiscate as much of OUR money as possible. in this way they can guide us with their infinite wisdom. i have suggested this before....let's just stop giving it to them....hopefully the withdrawal will destroy them.

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