Lower Macungie 2021 proposed budget holds line on taxes | Lehigh Valley Regional News

LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. – Decrease Macungie Township property homeowners is not going to see their taxes enhance if a proposed 2021 funds is handed.

The $13.95 million spending plan acquired its first studying Thursday evening throughout the board of commissioners’ assembly. It incorporates no further property tax burden and no sewer price enhance, in line with Township Supervisor Bruce Beitel.

Commissioners authorized the funds’s commercial, a step required by regulation throughout the funds adoption course of. The legislative physique is scheduled to vote on the spending plan Dec. 17.

In different enterprise, commissioners approved the commercial of an ordinance that will alert potential property patrons about township constraints and necessities on the land. If authorized, the ordinance would require disclosure of limitations comparable to lot restrictions, encumbrances, and flood plain designations.

The board just lately requested the township’s workers to create such an ordinance after a case involving a subdivision. In that case, the subdivision created quite a few encumbrances, comparable to zoning for sheds and patios, that may impression a purchaser’s use of the land. It moreover created quite a few utilities easements that will cowl a lot of a residential lot.

Whereas the township’s board of commissioners and planning fee require disclosure as a part of their approval course of, the ordinance would guarantee administration of the necessities to new property homeowners transferring ahead.

The invoice is restricted to solely to new property on the time of sale from a builder or developer to a shopper. Multi-generational property gross sales “are past the township’s present capability to manage with present workers and assets,” stated Nathan Jones, the township’s director of planning.

In different information, commissioners acquired a letter of resignation from Frederick Learey, who will depart the Environmental Advisory Council. In one other communication, Dave Fletes expressed curiosity in serving on the Emergency Administration Group.

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