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2017 BUDGET STATEMENT
The Springfield Township Board of Commissioners proposes a balanced operating budget for 2017 of $16,645,394 with a real estate tax rate of 3.965 mills and an earned income tax rate of 1.0 percent.
2017 REAL ESTATE TAX RATE
General Purpose Tax (max. 30 mills) 3.965 mills
Court Approved (max. 5 mills) 0 mills
Special Purpose Taxes 0 mills
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The 2016 refuse service fee was the same as in 2015, but the 2017 fee will be increased by $10.13 per year, or a discounted annual rate of $202.37. The resource recovery plant where the solid wastes are processed is increasing the fees to the Township by $1.10 per ton. Beginning in 2016 recyclables were no longer a commodity to sell, and costs are now incurred to process the materials.
The 2017 sanitary sewer rental fee will remain constant with the 2016 fee through a contract with Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority. 2017 will be the last year that the Township maintains management of the sanitary sewer fee.
The Township will continue to fund its general budgetary obligations through traditional revenue sources such as the Real Estate Tax, Earned Income Tax, Real Estate Transfer Tax, Mercantile and Business Privilege Taxes, Licenses and Permits, Fines and Departmental Earnings.
The proposed 2017 Budget will be made available for inspection in the office of the Township Manager and in the Township Library, 1200 E. Willow Grove Avenue, Wyndmoor, beginning November 10, 2016. Summary copies of the budget are also available in pdf form below. The Board of Commissioners will accept questions and comments on the Budget at their workshop meeting on December 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM, and again as part of a budget hearing and adoption on December 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM. All aforementioned meetings will be held at the Springfield Township Middle School Library, 1901 Paper Mill Road, Oreland, PA 19075.