The board of supervisors recently approved a 2013 budget of $2.6 million based in part on a millage rate of 0.47 mills. For the owners of property valued at $100,000 for tax purposes, the rate means they will again pay $47 in real-estate taxes to the township.
The township has not increased the millage rate since 1999 when it were raised slightly to assist the Delta-Peach Bottom Volunteer Fire Company, the supervisors said. The previous increase before then dates back another 20-plus years, they added.
Major revenues in the budget include $792,378 from all taxes, including $138,808 from real estate taxes, $400,000 from earned income taxes, and $55,000 from local service taxes; $60,000 from sewage management; $15,000 from permits; and $13,000 from fines.
The township carried over about $1.6 million in cash and investments from 2012.
Major expenses include $308,000 for general government operations, $490,000 for highways and $184,857 for public welfare, which includes $76,000 for the Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company and $30,000 for recreation..
Unappropriated funds are listed at $16 million.
The board also approved a state liquid fuels tax fund of $201,757, which the township must use on roads.