2018 Annual Budget

Township of Spring 2018 Budget & Tax Structure

The Director of Financial Services recommends the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution 2017-20 to approve the 2018 budget in the amount of $28,114,245. The 2018 budget is 2.2% higher than 2017.

In the 2018 budget, the general purpose real estate tax millage will remain at 2.60 mills or $260 for every $100,000 of assessed property value.

The fire protection millage will remain at 1.35 mills or $135 for every $100,000 of assessed property value.

The Street Light tax will increase from $.60 per front foot improved property and $.30 per front foot unimproved property to $.67 per front foot improved property and $.335 per front foot unimproved property for those properties residing within a street light service area.

The Fire Hydrant tax will remain unchanged at .06 mills or $6 for every $100,000 of assessed value on a property for those properties serviced by the Township’s fire hydrant system.

Fees for service for trash and recycling are increased in the 2018 budget as follows:

2018 recycling fee increased to $70/year per household from $40/year per household

2018 trash fee (1 person household) increased to $85 per year from $75 per year

2018 trash fee (2 person household) increased to $165 per year from $145 per year

2018 trash fee (more than 2 person household) increased to $240 per year from $210 per year

As part of our on-going 3 year professional rate study recommendation, fees for service for wastewater treatment (sewer) will increase in 2018 with the monthly minimum for all Township customers being $29.40 for the first 2,500 gallons of monthly usage. Excess usage costs increased to $.8159/100 gallons above 2,500. Current monthly minimum is $26.38 for the 1st 2,500 gall

 

Adoption of the 2018 tax structure – Resolution 2017-20:

 

                Real Estate                           –           2.60 mills – (.00260)

                Real Estate Transfer Tax     –           ½ of 1% of the valuation of the taxable real estate transfers

                Street Lighting                      –          $.67/front foot improved

                                                                         $.335/front foot unimproved

                Fire Hydrant Tax                 –           .06 mills – (.00006)

                Earned Income Tax            –           ½ of 1% of all taxable earned income

                Business Privilege Tax       –            at rates set forth in Resolution #83-16

                                                                                  Adopted May 23, 1983

                Mercantile Tax                    –            at rates set forth in Resolution #83-15

                                                                                  Adopted May 23, 1983

                Local Services Tax                 –         $47.00 – Ordinance #348

                                                                                   Adopted  November 13, 2007

                Trash Collection Tax              –           $85 per household with single occupancy

                                                               –           $165 per household with double occupancy

                                                               –           $240 per household with 3 or more

                                                                            Occupants
Only those households within the trash Collection districts of the Township of Spring

Recycling Tax                              –             $70.00 per dwelling unit per year

Fire Protection Tax                      –               1.35 mills – (.00135)

2018 Budget Summary available for download