ADOPTED 2017 Borough of Bath Budget & Capital Improvement Plan
Adopted 2017 Budget, Tax Ordinance & Schedule of Fees
Council adopted the 2017 Proposed Budget at their November 7, 2016 Regular Session of Council. THERE WILL BE NO PROPERTY TAX INCREASE FOR THE 2017 FISCAL YEAR!
The following document is the complete 2017 Budget for Council’s consideration:
The next document is the proposed 2017 Real-Estate Tax Ordinance retaining the current 2016 property tax rate:
The final document below is the 2017 Schedule Fees:
2016 Budget Adoption
At the Regular Session of Council on December 9th, 2015, the following proposed documents were adopted as amended.
Please find below links to four (4) PDF files. The first file is a copy of the 2016 Proposed Tax Ordinance. The tax increase of 1.50 mills was amended and adopted. The amended sets 1.25 mills specifically for debt servicing instead of general purposes. The .25 mills is set to become a newly formed Fire Protection Tax.
The second file is a copy of the Adopted 2016 Proposed Budget. The third file is a copy of the Adopted 2016 Capital Improvement Plan. You will also find information about a tax increase scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2016 with the adoption of a Tax Ordinance. Finally, the fourth file is a copy of the Adopted 2016 Schedule of Fees.
2016 ADOPTED Borough of Bath Budget
2016 ADOPTED Capital Improvement Plan
This Capital Improvement Plan has been developed for citizens to understand what major improvements Borough Council has planned for 2016. The largest projects proposed in this plan will be reconstruction and repaying work along Old Forge Drive and Washington St.
There is a plan in place to maximize on grant dollars allocated to purchasing four new traffic signals within the Borough. These new signals are called Adaptive Traffic Signals that use artificial intelligence to monitor traffic volume throughout a given day, cycling through lights to move traffic in and out of the Borough much more efficiently and effectively. The signal lights are planned to have pedestrian approach and a feature for emergency vehicle preemption.
Tax Increase for 2016
Debt Service millage increase – 1.25
Fire Protection Tax Fund – .25
Total millage rate increase – 1.50 mills (15 cent increase per $100 of assessed value)
New Municipal Property Tax Rate – 15.00 mills
ADOPTED Schedule of Fees for 2016
About the New Fire Protection Tax for 2016
The Bath Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps. is to receive funds generated from a Fire Protection Tax assessed by the Borough of Bath. The Fire Protection Tax is a .25 mill of assessed home valuation. This amounts to 2.5 cents on each $100 of assessed valuation of your home.
Volunteer fire departments across Pennsylvania struggle to find necessary funding in order to operate. In conjunction with decreasing volunteerism and increasing operational and capital costs, this places the volunteer fire service at a significant disadvantage. Bath’s Fire Department is no different.
Volunteer agencies conduct fundraising efforts to off-set costs, but these activities often times cost the agency more money to operate than what is collected. The Fire Protection Tax levels the playing field; its a clear, more stable source of revenue in which everyone contributes to funding the fire department.
As the new Fire Protection Tax takes effect, the Borough of Bath stands with the Fire Department to find other sources of funding. This includes assisting in fundraising events and finding grant opportunities. With this partnership in place, the Borough of Bath is committed to providing its residents the best possible fire and ambulatory protection.
(Last updated 01/03/2016)
(Last revised 01/16/2017)