No Proposed Tax Increase for Collegeville, Perkiomen

Elected officials stated that municipal taxes will remain the same through 2013.


Collegeville Borough and Perkiomen Township officials announced at municipal meetings earlier this week that municipal real estate taxes will not be raised next year.

Collegeville Borough passed a motion to advertise ordinance No. 554, which sets the real estate tax for 2013, keeping it at 4 mills, which is roughly $600 for a $150,000 home.

Collegeville's total tax rate, including the Perkiomen Valley School District and Montgomery County millage is 36.4, according to the Montgomery County Board of Assessment Appeals.

"We have a very well-run borough," said Collegeville Borough Council Vice Chair Arnold Mann, after Councilman Paul MacDonald noted that this was the fourth consecutive year without a municipal tax increase.

The Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors authorized the advertisement of the 2013 Perkiomen Township Budget with no tax increase.

The Perkiomen Township municipal millage is currently .62. The township's total millage, including county, school and municipal taxes is 33.01, according to the Board of Assessment Appeals.

Perkiomen Township Manager Cecile Daniel announced some new items to the proposed budge this year: the codification of township documents, financing a robocall program, and putting $80,000 aside to develop parks.

Officials for both municipalities have stated, however, that there would be an increase in sewer fees due to an increase from the Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority, though no number was confirmed.

p bresn November 09, 2012 at 03:29 AM
well well well..............its about time the pvalley stopped draining the residents of their hard earned income.......but still continue to overlook ursinus college and the 80 properties they own tax free....disgusting. they are taking advantage of the boro and pv residents for years.
p bresn November 09, 2012 at 03:36 AM
where is my comment?"??????????????????????
Jim Perry November 09, 2012 at 12:20 PM
It's true that non-profit entities such as churches and private schools pay no property taxes, even though they enjoy municipal services. However, such entities often agree to a Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) as a responsible member of the community. Do we know whether Ursinus makes such payments?


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