Thursday, November 20, 2014

No Tax Hike, No Sewer Rate Hike in West Pottsgrove

Fuzzy Photo by Evan Brandt
Board President Rock D'Emilio was absent, so the meeting was run by Vice President Pete LaRosa, seen here in white shirt, ran the meeting.

Add West Pottsgrove to the list of townships that are producing budgets that do not raise taxes or, in this case, sewer fees.

In December, the commissioners are likely to adopt a $3,062,788 general fund budget and a $1,114,375 sewer budget that will neither raise property taxes, thus keeping the 2.5 mills tax rate; nor the sewer rate.

One of the big cost items that the commissioners are trying to get ahead of is "inflow and infiltration," which is the penetration of the sanitary sewer system by stormwater or groundwater.

The other point of intense discussion had to do with the cost associated with helping to pay the township's share of capital projects at the Pottstown Wastewater Treatment Plant which, not so coincidentally, is tied to stormwater infiltration and inflow.

Here are the Tweets from Wednesday night's work session.

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