No new taxes in Concord

Concord Township supervisors Tuesday approved a preliminary budget for 2017 with no tax increase planned. The board will vote on the final budget next week

“I’m proud to announce this is the seventh year in a row we didn’t raise taxes,” said Supervisors’ Chairman Dominic Pileggi. “And we didn’t have to minimalize any of the services the residents of Concord Township have come to expect.”

The budget anticipates revenues and expenses to be $4.67 million. Of the revenue, $1.27 million will come from township property taxes.

Concord’s tax rate is 0.944 mills. Of that, 0.294 mills is for general purpose use, 0.135 is for fire protection, 0.133 is for fire hydrant service, 0.117 for the Rachel Kohl Library and 0.265 is for greenspace preservation. (A mill is a tax of $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.)

The township anticipates spending $151,000 on legal services and more than $688,000 on administrative and office expenses, including salaries. Another $456,600 is earmarked for public works administration and $340,920 for code enforcement.

A full copy of the proposed budget may be found at http://townshipofconcord.com/files/2016/11/2017-Budget-Proposal.pdf

Supervisors are scheduled to vote on the final budget at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

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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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