Dunbar Twp. will pay same real estate tax rate in 2014
Dunbar Township residents received an early Christmas present on Thursday night, when the supervisors adopted a 2014 budget that holds the line on real estate taxes at 0.578 mills.
The budget includes $1.57 million in revenues and expenditures. The 0.578 mill generates $139,000 in revenue.
The township has not increased taxes in almost 60 years, according to Chairman John Tabaj.
Supervisor Ronald Keller said the township receives the bulk of its revenue from local income taxes. The township also receives $228,000 from liquid-fuels money and additional funding from Act 13 impact fees from the gas and oil industry.
In other business, the supervisors expressed concerns about residents who dump old television sets throughout the township.
“I don't know why people are bringing their television sets to the township and dropping them off,” Tabaj said. “We don't have any way to dispose of them. We are finding television sets all over the township.
Tabaj said the township's garbage collector, Advanced Disposal, does not take television sets or electronic equipment.
“We just want to remind residents that they need to dispose of their own electronic equipment because landfills will not accept them,” he said.
Supervisors also discussed problems with vandals who remove wooden borders around storm-sewer grates.
“We have no idea who is doing this or why it is happening,” said Keller. “If you are selling the wood, they certainly aren't getting much money for it. But this is creating a danger to township residents. Someone could fall through the grates and be killed or injured. If anyone knows who is doing this, we want them to contact the township supervisors immediately.”
The supervisors announced they will hold their reorganization meeting followed by the regular meeting at 11 a.m.
Cindy Ekas is a contributing writer.
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