No change in taxes proposed for Patton Township in 2018

Patton Township’s proposed 2018 budget doesn’t call for a tax increase.

A 0.1 mill increase is forecasted for 2019, though.

In 2016, a 0.6 mill increase was approved to fund open space acquisition.

The proposed 2018 budget projects total revenues of about $11.32 million in 2018 and expenditures of about $11.34 million.

Of that $11.32 million, about $4.2 million comes from real estate taxes; $279,603 from open space preservation tax dollars; $2.3 million from earned income tax; $654,781 from other taxes; $3 million from intergovernmental payments; and $886,811 from non-tax sources.

The $11.34 million in expenditures will go toward general government services ($1.4 million); police ($2.9 million); public works ($3.6 million); community services — planning and zoning and parks and recreation ($1.4 million); community services — other ($992,588); debt service ($720,706); and open space preservation ($279,603).

It’s predicted that the 2018 year-end cash reserve will be 12.2 percent of expected expenditures.

The largest project on the docket for 2018 in Patton Township is adding left-turn lanes and adaptive signaling on Valley Vista Drive, township Manager Doug Erickson said.

In 2017, revenues were slightly higher than expected, while expenditures were slightly lower, Erickson said.

“We did OK,” he said, with a laugh.

Final adoption of the 2018 budget is slated for Dec. 13.

Sarah Rafacz: 814-231-4619, @SarahRafacz