Radnor Proposes Tax Increase

The police department is also proposing increasing the parking ticket fee from $15 to $25.


The Radnor Township administration is proposing a 1.4 percent tax increase for 2013, representing an increase of 0.0533 mills or about $16 for the average taxpayer.

The board did not take any action on the $37,194,463 spending plan, as a series of public budget discussions are planned to first take place, reports Main Line Media News.

The administration also announced a proposal to charge residents a $36 annual fee for trash removal (to recover the costs of Delaware County increasing its tipping fee by 40 percent), according to the newspaper. The preliminary budget also includes a fee increase for repeat false alarms in which the police responds.

Watch the Monday Board of Commissioners meeting in full in the video section of this article. Read the manager's recommended budget in full in the pdf section of this article.

Radnor Patch ISN'T About Radnor Anymore :( October 17, 2012 at 12:47 PM
The 3% tax increase last year culminated a 10 year process of raising our taxes 60%! Not once in recent history has Radnor Township reduced our taxes. Shouldn't the goal of the Commissioners be to reduce the tax burden of its' citizens? And now the very slippery slope of charging every home $36 for trash pickup...and then increase it next year....and then add a new fee to pickup recycles....and then increase both fees....here we go, just like the airlines who charge a fee for just about everything. It's a tax, plain & simple, but the Commissioners will want to hide it as a fee....why tax us to support the Police Department, just charge us an annual Police Safety fee. Here we go.....
Catherine October 17, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Has the township considered 1. getting out of the garbage business and allowing residents to choose their own trash removal company, allowing competition and 2. giving residents the option of bringing their own garbage to the dump, rather than having a the twp or a private company do it? This is how it's done in many communities around the country with great success. This way, people can control how much they pay (by increasing composting, and recycling) without being strong armed into paying $36. It would also eliminate the need to buy and maintain so many trucks and would allow Radnor to cut down on the number of DPW employees. Make the options clear to seniors: provide them with company names and prices.
Ginny Maguire October 17, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Why would I want to pay $400 for trash/recycle fees, and give up leaf pick up and the great snow plowing job the township employees do. I would rather have a small tax increase than pay private pick up. Look at the big picture.......Keep trash!!!
Sharpie October 22, 2012 at 01:29 PM
The township should give a reduction in a trash fee to any household composting organic waste. Everyone putting organic waste in garbage disposals is doing a real disservice to our township and planet. It is truly an enormous waste and additional burden to sewer systems, and frankly, shouldn't be happening. People need some real education on the benefits of composting for our residential soil, sewers, community dump sites, and our planet.


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