John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

Passage of 2018 Budget by Board of Supervisors

Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Meeting, January 24, 2018

Newtown Township Board of Supervisors approved the 2018 budget with new dedicated taxes for the Newtown Ambulance Squad (0.45 mills) and Fire Hydrant Maintenance (0.55 mills). Includes comments from Board members.

What’s often quoted as Newtown's “Real Estate” tax millage is actually composed several components dedicated to specific funds or projects. These are (1) 2.625 Mills for debt services purposes (to pay off loans for road improvements, and other projects), (2) 0.875 Mills for fire protection (Fire Chief’s salary, health insurance, etc.), (3) 0.55 Mills for fire hydrant maintenance, and (4) 0.45 Mills for the Newtown Ambulance Squad. 0.0 Mills are collected for "general" purposes. Thus, residents know exactly what they get for their taxes.

Meanwhile, Council Rock School District’s real estate tax rate of 120.71 mills, which is 27 times bigger than the township's millage rate. The CRSD also collects one-half of township’s 1% earned income tax, as well as an occupation of $40 to $320 per wage earner, the revenue from which isn’t shared with the township.


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