Bellefonte

Spring Township adopts 2014 budget without a tax increase

Spring Township residents will not see their municipal property tax bills increase next year.

The Board of Supervisors passed the 2014 budget at the meeting Monday, and the spending plan calls for $2.27 million in income and $2.23 million in expenses. That results in a surplus of about $41,000.

The township is budgeting tax revenues to contribute $1.7 million of the $2.27 million income.

The biggest expense on the budget is the $708,000 marked to run the township’s police force.

That’s nearly $80,000 less than what was budgeted for this year, and township Manager Bill MacMath said the reduction is personnel-related. Previous chief David King was replaced by an officer with a lower salary, MacMath said.

The township also dropped out of the Centre County Metropolitan Planning Organization for 2014, which will save about $11,500, he said.

The budget is online at www.springtownship.org/finance.html.

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