No tax increase in Carroll Twp.
By Jeremy Sellew
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
For the ninth-straight year, Carroll Township officials passed their annual budget with no tax increase.
The only year township officials raised taxes since 1972 was 2003.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Tom Rapp said the addition of natural gas impact fees and gaming revenues from the Meadows Racetrack and Casino have helped the township.
“It's really helps us offset everything,” Rapp said. “That extra money has allowed us to do things necessary without raising taxes.”
The board Tuesday acknowledged receipt of $143,065.14, its 2011 Act 13 Unconventional Gas Well Impact Fee. They also accepted $26,027.03 for their third quarter Comcast Franchise Fee and $2,335.53 for the final 2012 State Police Fines and Penalties.
The supervisors approved Resolution 773, which is a joint comprehension plan between the township and Union Township. Rapp said the townships, which have paired for the agreement for numerous years, is a plan that allows any activity that crosses the townships' shared border to avoid zoning conflicts.
“It's a really good thing to have and every once in a while it comes into play,” Rapp said.
The township also entered into a new four-year contract with Teamsters Local Union No. 585 of Washington, Pa. to represent the township road department.
Jeremy Sellew is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at email@example.com or 724-684-2667.
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