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Newtown Residents May See Steep Tax Hike In 2021...Or Not!

Newtown Residents May See Steep Tax Hike In 2021...Or Not! | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Homeowners in Newtown Township could face a 178 percent increase in property taxes if a proposed 2021 budget is approved.

 

At its Wednesday meeting, the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to request that Township Manager Micah Lewis come up with an alternative budget that only increases property taxes by 40 percent.

 

"I voted against this 'do over' primarily because I thought it was a waste of the Manger's time," Supervisor John Mack said. "More than likely the new version will not include what I consider necessary improvements in services for residents."

 

TAKE MY SURVEY: What Would You Cut From the Proposed 2021 Newtown Township Budget?

johnmacknewtown's insight:

A victim of the "40% alternate" surely will be the 2021 road program. As it is, the original proposed budget only allows for the repaving of about 3.6 miles of roads, which is just enough to keep to keep up with the status quo - not to get ahead. That program will surely be cut to the bone in the 40% "solution," which is why I voted against the "re do." Neither I nor the other supervisors voted to approve a 178% increase in RE taxes.

 

You can learn more about cuts that may be proposed in the "40% alternate" and tell me what you think should be cut by taking my "budget cut" survey.

 

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