Fawn holds off on tax rate
Fawn Township supervisors have decided to wait a little longer before setting a tax rate for 2013.
The township has a complete list of expenses in the budget, but because of Allegheny County's reassessment, has not been able to set a millage rate.
The finalized 2013 budget is about $806,000. The millage rate for 2012 was 3.5 mills.
The supervisors decided to wait until March to set a tax rate, hoping that Allegheny County will be able to provide finalized assessment numbers by then.
“We still don't have a good grasp,” said Chairman Dave Montanari.
He said he is concerned that setting the millage rate too high will result in more surplus funds than the municipality can legally have.
The township must stay within a cap of 5 percent.
And if the millage rate is set too low, taxes will just have to be raised again in 2014.
Montanari said that as long as tax bills go out by mid-April, the township should not have a cash flow problem.
Kate Wilcox is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.