Baldwin Twp. commissioners hold line on property taxes, trash fees
The real-estate taxes and garbage collection fees will remain the same for Baldwin Township residents in 2014.
Commissioners approved the township's $2.8 million spending plan on Dec. 30, which includes a $1.7 million general fund and $1 million sewer fund and holds the line on the property-tax rate for the next year with a millage of 7.8.
The status-quo budget also holds the line on garbage-collection fees for residents in 2014, with a base rate of $119, township manager Rob Zahorchak said. Residents who pay before March 31 will receive a $5 discount. There is a 0.5-percent penalty per month for those paying after Sept. 1.
Commissioners approved a five-year contract with Republic Services, bid through the South Hills Area Council of Governments joint-purchasing alliance, that began on Jan. 1. The township had a five-year contract with Waste Management for collection services that ended Dec. 31.
Officials opted again not to have curbside recycling in the township's new refuse-collection contract, Zahorchak said.
Bills for garbage collection now will come from Jordan Tax Service, instead of Berkheimer Tax Administrator, Zahorchak said.
The township's sewage rate for 2014 also will remain the same. Yet, residents will have a nearly 17-percent increase in Alcosan rates, Zahorchak said.
Show commenting policy
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 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.
- Little library adds to learning experience at Pleasant Hills Arboretum
- Library Corner: E-resources can give students a head start
- Officials to discuss work on Pleasant Hills’ Old Clairton Road
- Software will screen visitors at West Jefferson Hills school buildings
- Brentwood celebration kicks off Friday with street fair
- Brentwood Library receives grant to replace front doors