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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

ORDINANCE NO.

                AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

                  OF LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY,

                  PENNSYLVANIA, APPROPRIATING SPECIFIC SUMS

                  ESTIMATED TO BE REQUIRED FOR THE SPECIFIC

                  PURPOSES OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT,

                  HEREINAFTER SET FORTH, DURING FISCAL YEAR 2020.

BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED, and it is hereby ordained and enacted by the Board of Commissioners of Lower Swatara Township, County of Dauphin, Pennsylvania:

SECTION 1.That for the expenses for the fiscal year 2020 the following amounts are hereby appropriated from the revenue available for the current year for the specific purposes set forth below, which amounts are more fully itemized in the Budget Form:

GENERAL FUND

SUMMARY OF ESTIMATED RECEIPTS

300     Taxes                                                                                              $4,649,018

320     Licenses & Permits                                                                           372,875

  1. Fines & Forfeits 58,000
  2. Interest & Rents 42,000
  3. Intergovernmental Revenues & Grants 556,872
  4. Charges for Service 471,743
  5. Miscellaneous Revenues 386,240
  6. Other Financing Sources 872,556

TOTAL ESTIMATED OPERATING RECEIPTS                                              

AVAILABLE FOR APPROPRIATION                                                             $7,409,304

SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS

OPERATION & CAPITAL MAINTENANCE OUTLAY TOTAL

  1. General Government $829,075     $250,000       $1,079,075
  2. Public Safety (Protection to persons & property)                        3,519,720   63,000           3,582,720
  1. Health & Welfare 24,000         -0-                  24,000
  2. Public Works 1,252,290   207,275         1,459,565
  3. NPDES MS4 427,708       -0-                  427,708

450      Culture – Recreation                            209,025       -0-                  209,025

470-80                                                            Miscellaneous                    947,538                   -0-              947,538

            TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS                    $7,209,356                        $520,275                 $7,729,631

            FROM GENERAL FUND

                  (ALL OPERATIONS)

The Ordinance further provides a listing of Estimated Receipts and Appropriations for specialized areas as follows:

STREET LIGHT FUND

            Estimated Beginning Cash                                                           202,981

            Total Receipts                                                                             72,700

            Total Expenditures                                                                       69,025

            Estimated Cash, Ending                                                               206,656

HYDRANT FUND

            Estimated Beginning Cash                                                           253,913

            Total Receipts                                                                             59,250

            Total Expenditures                                                                       73,775

            Estimated Cash, Ending                                                               239,388

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND

            Estimated Beginning Cash                                                           2,283,274

            Total Receipts                                                                             542,403

            Total Expenditures                                                                       588,981

            Estimated Cash, Ending                                                               2,236,696

CAPITAL RESERVE FUND

Estimated Beginning Cash                                                                       978,625

Total Receipts                                                                                         0

            Total Expenditures                                                                       0

            Estimated Cash, Ending                                                               978,625

HIGHWAY AID FUND

Estimated Beginning Cash                                                                       949,071

Total Receipts                                                                                         302,839

Total Expenditures                                                                                  550,000

Estimated Cash Ending                                                                           701,910

RECREATION DEVELOPMENT FUND

            Estimated Beginning Cash                                                           411,695

            Total Receipts                                                                             403,500

            Total Expenditures                                                                       0

            Estimated Cash, Ending                                                               815,195

POST RETIREMENT HEALTH CARE FUND

            Estimated Beginning Cash                                                           72,033

            Total Receipts                                                                             48,700

            Total Expenditures                                                                       25,089

            Estimated Cash, Ending                                                               95,644

SECTION 2.An estimate of the specific items comprising the amounts appropriated to the respective departments is on file in the Municipal Building of the Township of Lower Swatara, 1499 Spring Garden Drive, Middletown, Pennsylvania.

SECTION 3.That any ordinance, or part of any ordinance, conflicting with this Ordinance is and the same is hereby repealed insofar as the same affects this Ordinance.

ENACTED this 18th day of December 2019.

                                                      LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP

                                                      BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

                                    By:              _________________________________

                                                      President

ATTEST:

________________________

 Secretary

ORDINANCE NO.

                AN ORDINANCE OF LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP,

                  DAUPHIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, FIXING

                  APPLICABLE TAX RATES FOR THE YEAR 2020.

IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Board of Commissioners of Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania as follows:

SECTION 1.  That a tax be and the same is hereby levied on all property and occupations within Lower Swatara Township subject to taxation for Township purposes for the fiscal year 2020 as follows:

The tax rate for General Township purposes, the rate of 3.25 mills on each dollar of assessed valuation, or the sum of .325 cents on each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation.

The tax rate for Capital Improvement purposes, the rate of .54 mills on each dollar of assessed valuation, or the sum of .054 cents on each one hundred dollar ($100) of assessed valuation.

The tax rate for Fire Protection purposes, the rate of .49 mills on each dollar of assessed valuation, or the sum of .049 cents on each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation.

The tax rate for Fire Hydrant purposes, the rate of .096 mills on each dollar of assessed valuation, or the sum of .0096 cents on each one hundred ($100) dollars of assessed valuation.

The sum being summarized in tabular form as follows:

Mills on Each Dollar                      Cents on Each One Hundred

Of Assessed Valuation                 Dollars of Assessed Valuation

 

Tax Rate for General Township purposes                            3.25                                  $  .325

Tax Rate for Capital Improvements                                     .54                                    $  .054

Tax Rate for Fire Protection Purposes                                            .49                                    $  .049

Tax Rate for Fire Hydrant Purposes                                              .096                                $.0096

TOTAL                                               4.376                                $.4376

SECTION 2.  The assessment rate for Street Light purposes shall be one dollar and seventy-five cents ($1.75) per lineal front footage.

SECTION 3.  That any ordinance, or part of any ordinance, conflicting with this Ordinance be and the same is hereby repealed insofar as the same affects this Ordinance.

                  ENACTED this 18th day of December 2019.

                                                      LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP

                                                      BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

                                    BY:             _______________________________

                                                      President

ATTEST:

_____________________

Secretary

Copies of the proposed ordinance and budget are available for copying at the Township building during regular business hours for a fee not greater than the cost thereof.

  1. Elizabeth McBride

Manager

Lower Swatara Township

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Posted 11/27/2019