Pennsbury supervisors to vote on budget Dec. 16


Pennsbury Township supervisors schedule their Dec. 16
meeting as the night they will vote on the township’s 2010 budget.

The budget, which may be reviewed at the township building,
is balanced with $1,236,819 shown as estimated revenue and expenses.

Included in the revenue stream is the newly
taxpayer-approved open space tax of 0.79 mills. That tax was renewed by a
referendum in the November election. The measure passed by more than 60 percent
of the vote.

Other township taxes include a 0.7 mill property tax for the
general fund, an earned income tax of 0.312 percent.

A mill is a tax of $1 on every $1,000 of assessed property
value.

Pennsbury previously had both a property tax and an EIT for
open space, but they were sunset at the end of 2008. Those taxes were
instituted by supervisor fiat in 2003 with the sunset clause. Supervisors
wanted a referendum in 2008 but failed to meet the deadline for getting the
question on the ballot, so they extended the taxes on their own.

Township Manager Kathy Howley said the budget would also be
posted on the township’s Web site.

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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