Abington Talks Budget Tonight

There's a $484K budget gap to work out.


The Abington Board of Commissioners will hold a budget presentation tonight at the township building. 

Last week, the board of commissioners approved a motion adopting a preliminary general fund budget for 2013 of $34.32 million; this includes an unfunded difference of about $483,800.

Approving the preliminary budget is merely procedural, and is keeping in line with the First Class Township code; it's not binding. 

Should these figures stand, the general purpose millage rate would increase by 0.09241 to 3.42251 mills; the fire millage rate would increase by 0.050667 mills to 0.639667.

A homeowner with a house assessed at $150,000 would pay $609 in annual taxes, up about $21 over last year; a homeowner with a home assessed at $200,000 would pay $812 annually, up about $28.


The meeting will take place tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the township building.


Bob Meehan November 15, 2012 at 09:55 PM
What about using some of the surplus instead of more taxes on a over taxed middle class
chris November 15, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Amen Bob!
Victor B. Krievins November 16, 2012 at 01:52 AM
The real problem is with the excessive school taxes including excessive salaries to the supertinent as well as the janitor. the sky is no longer the limit.
waldo von erich November 18, 2012 at 02:00 PM
how about laying off some of the abington township employess ? does the budget contain layoff of employees ? does the township really need that many people ?
waldo von erich November 18, 2012 at 07:40 PM
why does the township not privatize trash services? many mont.co municipalities have private trash services . when moved here at one time i had my trash picked up twice in one week . and yes all sorts of excuses where used to convert it to once a week . why can i not hire my own trash company to haul my trash away ? busineeses have to hire their own trash removal .


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