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Pine Township real estate tax rate to drop in 2013

Road work

Here's the list of roads in Pine-Township that potentially could be resurfaced this year. Resurfacing projects are slated to begin May 1:

• Ivy Drive, from Babcock Boulevard to Tierra Vista Drive

• Myrtle Court, from Ivy Drive to cul-de-sac

• Tierra Vista Drive, from Ivy Drive to the inlets beyond last house

• Ponderosa Court, from Tierra Vista Drive to White Pine Drive

• Karrastyn Court, from Colony Court to cul-de-sac

• Colony Court, from Karrington Drive to cul-de-sac

• South Chapel Drive to intersection with Route 910

• Timothy Road, from Logan Road to cul-de-sac

• Buckwheat Drive, from Logan Road to Timothy Road

• South Lake Drive, from Warrendale Road to cul-de-sac

• Treeline Drive, from Pearce Mill Road to cul-de-sac

• Karrington Woods Parking Lot & Trail, from Karrington Drive to end

• Essex Court, from Karrington Drive to cul-de-sac

• Devon Court, from Karrington Drive to cul-de-sac

• Fox Ford Court, from Karrington Drive to cul-de-sac

• Entrance to Pine Township Parking Lot

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 9:01 p.m.
 

Pine Township's real estate property tax rate — the lowest in Allegheny County for 2012 — is going down for 2013.

Pine supervisors voted Feb. 5 to reduce the rate from 1.2 to .998 of a mill, which computes to a $282 tax bill — down from $339 in 2012 — for a home valued at $282,150, the median price of a home in Pine, according to Allegheny County records.

The supervisors also voted to collect 5 percent more in total real estate tax revenue in 2013, than they collected in 2012.

By state law, that's the maximum extra revenue a municipality may collect because of increases in the appraised values of properties within a municipally.

All Allegheny County properties were reassessed in 2012, but many property owners appealed their reassessments. As a result municipal officials still don't know the exact, total value of their real estate, pending the outcome of appeals.

Supervisors also approved 16 local roads for resurfacing and storm-sewer improvements this year.

“Most likely, not all roads on the list will be paved,” said Scott Anderson, assistant township manager. “We will not have the final list until the project is bid, and the board of supervisors awards the contract, which is scheduled for April 15.”

In other business:

• Pine supervisors turned down Joseph B. Fay Co.'s latest application — filed Jan. 7 — for a grading permit at Wexford Farms. The permit would allow the Frazer Township contractor to continue dumping dirt and road project debris at Wexford Farms.

The supervisors issued their decision to comply with the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code, which requires a decision on permit applications within 30 days.

Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or ddeasy@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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