No tax increase in Somerset Township

November 10, 2018

The Somerset Township supervisors are planning another year without a tax increase, keeping a 32-year streak alive.

The supervisors passed a tentative $2.9 million budget Thursday that holds the property tax rate at 1.61 mills.

“Somerset Township takes pride in not raising the tax rate,” borough secretary Tami Yutzy wrote in a memo.

Yutzy said there are several reasons for the township’s steady tax rate, including increased liquid fuel funds. Liquid fuels funds are derived from state gasoline taxes.

“I’ve received a notice that our estimated liquid fuels allocation for 2019 is $606,054.04,” she said. “That’s an increase of $28,440.45 over the last year.”

The proposed 2017 budget is on display at the township municipal building, 2209 N. Center Ave. The supervisors are expected to approve the spending plan at their meeting on Dec. 13.

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