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Tredyffrin and Easttown Taxes are Going Up

Supervisors in both townships vote for real estate tax increases in 2013 budgets.

If you live in Tredyffrin or Easttown, your property taxes are going up.

Supervisors in both townships approved new budgets Monday night that include tax increases.

Tredyffrin Supervisors approved a 3.1% increase in the township's real estate tax. That will amount to about $16 per year for he average property in Tredyffrin Township. That is lower than the 5.5 percent increase called for in the first preliminary budget presented by township administrators to the Board of Supervisors.

The final 2013 Tredyffrin budget, including the tax increase passed by a 4-3 margin. Details of the preliminary budget are posted on the township's website as of Tuesday morning at 6:30am.  An updated version of the budget as passed is expected to be posted on the township's website sometime Tuesday or as soon as possible following the adjustments made by supervisors on Monday night.

Easttown Budget Approved voted for a $15million dollar operating budget for 2013 that includes a real estate tax increase of 0.88 percent. Easttown Township Manager Mike Brown says that comes out to about $13 per year more for the average home owner. If you own a million dollar home in Easttown, Brown says the increase amounts to $15 per year.

Lani Frank December 18, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Both Republican controlled townships. Maybe now they will stop claiming that Republicans NEVER RAISE TAXES!!!
Katie December 18, 2012 at 07:41 PM
And they have for many many years!!!!
Interested Observer December 19, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Ms. Frank - As you are a longtime Democratic activist, your comment is not surprising. However, in Tredyffrin, the tax increase is directed solely for debt reduction so that future taxpayers can pay less, not more. That is fiscally responsible. As for Easttown, their Board of Supervisors seem incredibly out of touch with fiscal realities, planning, etc.
Katie December 20, 2012 at 05:23 PM
You are funny Interested Observer, "solely for debt reduction so that future taxpapers can pay less. REALLY!!!! If they were fiscally responsible there would be no tax increase. Stop trying to make it sound like they are doing us a big favor.

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