Pennsylvania township plans ’12 budget without tax increase

    Despite a tropical storm and a large construction project, South Hanover Township will not raise real estate taxes as part of its 2012 budget.

    The Patriot-News says the proposed 2012 budget would include a slight decline in real estate tax but a small increase in earned income tax.

    According to the report, spending would be kept in check because of the economy and damage to roads, parks and the sewer pumping station due to flooding from Tropical Storm Lee. Township Manager Penny Pollick tells The Patriot-News the township is seeking FEMA reimbursement for the flood damage.

    The township is hoping to get 100 percent of the funds back, with portions from FEMA and the state.

    The township hasn’t increased its real estate tax in 26-years, according to The Patriot-News.

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