Hilltown's Proposed 2021 Budget Holds the Line on Taxes

Hilltown Township officials plan to keep the property tax rate the same in 2021 – 8.75 mills, according to a proposed township budget.

  • It will be the 10th consecutive year with no tax increase.
  • The 2021 spending plan is $9.39 million. The General Fund, which pays for things like the police department, township administrative salaries, public works, and more, is a little over $7 million.

That sounds like good news. How much will it cost taxpayers?

  • A mill is equal to $1 of every $1,000 of a property’s assessed value. A Hilltown property assessed at $45,000 -- the median homestead assessment -- would continue to pay $393.75 in annual municipal real estate taxes.

How will the money be spent? 

In addition to routine maintenance projects and expenses, the township has a couple of other things in mind, such as:

  • A makeover of the playground at Civic Field Park with handicapped-accessible equipment, including a new surface.
  • The township will also begin constructing a pedestrian path that will run from Green Street to Route 152, across from the township building, and connect to a path running to Silverdale Borough. The path does not have a name at this point.

What’s Next?

The budget is posted on the township website and is available for inspection at the Township Building for 30 days. The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the Final Budget at its November meeting.