ADOPTED 2018 Borough of Bath Budget & Capital Improvement Plan
Adopted 2018 Budget, Tax Ordinance & Schedule of Fees
The 2018 Proposed Budget was adopted by Council at their December 4, 2017 Regular Session of Council. There is no proposed tax increase for the 2018 fiscal year!
The following document is the complete 2018 Budget for Council’s consideration:
The next document is the proposed 2018 Real-Estate Tax Ordinance retaining the current 2017 property tax rate:
The final document below is the 2018 Schedule Fees:
2017 Budget Adoption
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:
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
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 12/5/2017)