No property increase planned in Perry Township
Perry Township residents will not see an increase in property taxes next year.
Supervisors this week approved the 2013 budget in the amount of $691,325 and kept the millage rate at 1.127 mills where it has been for the last 13 years.
Supervisor A.J. Boni said residents who have a home valued at $100,000 would pay $112.70 in taxes next year, but the average resident will pay about half that.
In other business, supervisors agreed to proceed with the purchase of a 2012 Caterpillar 420F backhoe loader from Cleveland Brothers at a cost of $108,300.
They will use $28,600 of the $30,000 they received from the sale of their backhoe to Perryopolis Borough, for the down payment and $300 for the cost of document filing.
The remaining balance of $80,000 will be payable in five years at a rate of 3.2 percent with a monthly bill of $1,444.62, but the township hopes to propose two biannual payments.
Supervisors approved a resolution that would approve revisions to the Oil and Gas Act of 1984 — Act 13 that they hope to have presented to the Fayette County commissioners.
Boni said Fayette County currently gets about 36 percent of tax money from the oil and gas industries, and the townships in the county would like to get a total of 60 percent of that 36 percent.
That would give each of the townships in the county approximately $20,000, Boni said.
“They already took our liquid fuels away, so we're just trying to get back what's ours,” he said.
The county has not approved any of the funds from the oil and gas industry to be distributed to the townships.
Rachel Basinger is a freelance writer.
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