2009 Budget - New Hanover Township by leader6


									New Hanover Township
               2009 Budget
  Available for public review at the New Hanover Township
         Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
                        Final adoption at
  Board of Supervisors Meeting on Monday, December 08,
                        2008 at 7:00 pm
                                          by Janice E. Lee
                                             Finance Director
       2009 Budget Summary
• The fiscal year for New
  Hanover Township
  begins January 01 and
  ends December 31. The
  budget is prepared in
  accordance with the
  Commonwealth of PA
  Second Class Township
  Code. This balanced
  budget identifies all
  revenue and expenditure
  estimates for the year
  2009 in all of the
  Township Funds.
                     General Fund 01 Revenue Highlights

•   The 2009 Budget reflects a zero percent increase to the real estate property
    taxes. The current tax rate of 1.68 mils equates to an annual tax bill of
    $168.00 on a property assessed at $100,000. This millage is broken down as
    1.05 for real estate, .31 for fire tax, .16 for road machinery, and .16 for
    recreation. Research results on the historical millage rates for New Hanover
    Township revealed no increase to the real estate portion (1.05) as far back
    as 1983.

•   Successful budgeting and some increases in population growth have assisted
    in being able to maintain the same tax rate for many years. In addition, the
    population growth has resulted in higher earned income tax revenue as well
    as real estate transfer taxes.

•   Again, the official 2009 real estate tax millage was adopted by resolution at
    the December 08, 2008 public meeting as follows:

•                     1.05 mills for General Fund 01
•                      .31 of a mill for Fire Protection 01
•                      .16 of a mill for Road Machinery 19
•                      .16 of a mill for Recreation 96
•            Total    1.68 mills
                  General Fund 01 Revenues – cont’d.

• As with the economy, the Township growth has slowed down
  dramatically in the past year, even though the new sewer plant
  reached completion in 2008.

• The 2009 transfer tax is based on an a slightly higher figure than
  that of 2008 also as a result of the delay in building growth. For
  2009 and the next few years this single revenue will be a substantial
  part of the budget. The transfer tax is a number based on the
  relative conditions of the economy, and will not always be an
  integral part of the budget when building reaches capacity in the

• The one percent Earned Income Tax revenue continues to be the
  largest single source of income in the New Hanover Township 2009
  budget. There is a portion of .15 percent percent that is strictly for
  the purpose of acquiring open space. This portion is deposited into
  the 19 Capital Savings Reserve Fund until such time that it is
  needed for open space purposes.
                  General Fund 01 Expenditure Highlights
•   The Legislative, Executive and Administrative Departments have no major
    expenditures outside of continuing to codify the ongoing changes to the
    codes, ordinances and resolutions of New Hanover Township. In addition,
    the Manager plans to publish two editions of the Harbinger newsletter, with
    inserts from the various supporting committees of New Hanover Township.

•   The Finance Department has no major expenditures, and has had
    assistance with sewer billing and receipting through the part-time
    administrative staff at the Sewer Plant. In addition, a new auditing firm has
    been selected and appointed through the RFP process for the 2008 financial
    statement preparation and audit year.

•   Special engineering line items reflect expenses towards continued Storm
    Water Management, Dotterer Road and New Hanover Square Road
    improvements, and continued updates of the existing GIS mapping system.

•   For the 2009 Police Department, the budget holds no increases to their
    manpower or their vehicle fleet. The officers are in their fourth year of their
    five-year contract which runs from 2006 to 2010.
                            Other Fund Expenditures
•   The Sewer 08 Operating Fund is able to maintain the same EDU rate of $125 per
    quarter. These sewer rents will fund the 2009 operating expenses of the existing plant,
    as well as the new plant that went on-line in 2008.

•   From the Township 19 Capital Fund, the Road Machinery Tax has been budgeted to
    expense of a backhoe/loader. In addition, other projects by the Township are
    budgeted out of prior years' Road Improvement fees paid by developers, and Cell
    Tower Rental fees collected, that were set aside in this fund. Proposed projects are
    various road repairs, DCED grant expenditure of air quality grant, electric upgrades to
    Public Works building, HVAC replacement for both buildings, and Codes software.

•   The State Liquid Fuels 35 Fund will fund road repairs, salt and de-icers, in addition to
    some bridge work as recommended by the annual PennDOT Bridge Reports. The
    annual Township-wide line painting is scheduled for the rotation of roads and
    intersections according to the schedule for the spring of 2009.

•   The Recreation Fund has budgeted for a County Local Shade Tree grant and the
    DCNR’s Keystone Grant for Layfield Park improvements and the Windlestrae Athletic
    Field improvements. In addition are the usual athletic programs and the annual Fall
    Frolic for September of 2009.

•   Currently, Township debt is limited to the terms under the leaseback agreement with
    the Sewer Authority. The Sewer Authority is currently responsible for three loans which
    were taken in years prior to finance capital improvements of the existing plant.
                                                  Extra Revenue
                                   Revenue          for Future       Expense
Fund Name and Number                Totals          Reserves         Totals

01 General Fund                  $3089,392.00        --           $3,089,392.00
08 Sewer Operating Fund          $1,218,961.00       --           $1,218,961.00
10 Sewer Capital Fund             $629,432.00        --            $629,432.00
13 Transportation Impact Fund     $269,800.00    $268,192.00         $1,608.00
19 Capital Improvement Fund       $799,701.00    $377,301.00       $422,400.00
35 State Liquid Fuels Fund        $434,201.00         -            $434,201.00
96 Recreation Fund                $130,089.00         -            $130,089.00

            Budget Fund Totals   $6,571,576.00   $645,493.00      $5,926,083.00
                                                               Departmental Expense

                                  P ro perty Insur., Debt, M isc.Exp.
A nnual Co nstributio ns                      470,480,487
         459                                      3%
                                                                             Superviso rs
                                                                                                             M anager
  Traffic Signals, St. Lights, Signs                                             1%
                                                                                                                4%         Finance
                 0%                                                                                                          402
                                                                                                                              5%            Tax Co llecto r/Census

                                                                                                                                             Legal, Engineering, P lan., Zo ning
 P ublic Wo rks Dept.                                                                                                                                   404,408,41 4
          430                                                                                                                                               6%

                                                                                                                                     A dministratio n
                                                                                                                                                B uilding
  Trash/Recycle & EA B & EOC
                                                                                                                                                    1 %

       Co de Enfo rcement

                  Fire Co mpanies
                        8%                                                                                                       P o lice
                                                                                                                                  41  0

       Supervisors                                   Manager                     Finance                                Tax Collector/Census
       400                                           401                         402                                    403
       Legal, Engineering, Plan., Zoning             Administration              Building                               Police
       404,408,414                                   405                         409                                    410
       Fire Companies                                Code Enf orcement           Trash/Recycle & EAB & EOC              Public Works Dept.
       411                                           413                         415,426,461                            430
       Traf f ic Signals, St. Lights, Signs          Annual Constributions       Property Insur., Debt, Misc.Exp.
       433,434                                       459                         470,480,487
Ratio of 2009 Real Estate Taxes
                                                    New Hanover
    Mont. County                                       7%

                                                            Area School

           Boyertown Area School                                  as of 07-01-08 to 06-30-09
    82%    District                 20.03   Mills

           Montgomery                                              as of 01-01-09 to 12-31-09
    11%    County                   2.695   Mills                    (no increase from 2008)

                                                                  as of 01-01-09 to 12-31-09
     7%    New Hanover Township      1.68   Mills                   (no increase from 2008)

    100%                           24.405

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