By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH HEIGHTS - Residents in the Heights, William Penn, Lost Creek, and Altamont will see no increase in taxes next year, if a tentative budget approved Tuesday evening is once again approved next month.
The balanced budget, presented at Tuesday evening's meeting, expects revenues and expenses of $1,872,000 for the year 2019, according to township secretary/treasurer Michael Michalik.
2019's budget is an increase of $53,500 from 2018's.
Among changes for 2019, according to Michalik, include the purchase of a backhoe in 2019, replacing their 2006 model, and a reduction in money allocated for the Altamont Park.
The budget will be up for final approval at the township's next regular meeting on December 18.
Also approved at Tuesday evening's meeting was a collective bargaining agreement with the Carpenters Industrial Council Local 2786, which represents the township's four non-uniformed employees, Michalik and three road crew employees. Each will receive a $0.50 raise in 2019.
Also noted at Tuesday evening's meeting was the condition of Raven Run Road from the William Penn field to Raven Run, and letters sent to PennDOT as a result by the township. Supervisors noted they had not received a response from PennDOT as of the meeting.