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Moore Township residents face no 2014 tax increase

Published On: Dec 30 2013 04:11:34 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 31 2013 06:15:57 AM CST
MOORE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -

Moore Township residents will not face any new taxes next year, thanks to the 2014 budget township supervisors passed Monday at their last meeting of the year.

The three-member board unanimously passed the $3.4 million budget, which keeps the tax rate at 3 mills. The township has not raised taxes since 2011.

The township will start 2014 with $231,000 that it is carrying over from the 2013 budget, said Richard K. Gable, the township’s secretary. “We did a little better than last year,” he said, referring to the $211,000 the township carried over from 2012.

Gable attributed the township’s steady financial footing to a policy of careful spending.

“Every department came under budget for last year,” he said. “Nobody went over budget.”

The township’s next meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. when the board will reorganize and hold a regular business meeting.