Tax Collector, Jamie Torboli has announced her fall hours at 31, McCarrell Road, Hickory, to be as follows:
Saturdays: 8/18, 8/25, 9/8, 10/13, 11/10, & 12/15 from 9:00am – 11:00am
Evenings: 10/2, 10/4, 10/9, 10/11, and 10/15 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.
If you see that there is a domesticated animal outside for longer than 30 minutes, call ANIMAL CONTROL AT 724-746-4344
Residents are able to rent the Lions Den, Lower Pavilion, Southview and Westland starting on February 1, 2018, nonresidents on February 8. Prices will be the same as 2017.
There are currently two positions open on the Municipal Authority. The Authority meets once a month on the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. Wouldn’t you love to give back a little of your time and resources to the community? If you feel driven to make a difference, contact Erin Sakalik, manager, at [email protected] or by phone at 724-356-7974 X11. We are waiting for You!
The Earned Income Tax and Local Services Tax Collector for the township is:
Keystone Municipal Collections
546 Wendel Road
Irwin, PA 15642
866-539-1100 for residents and taxpayers.
Employers with questions concerning registration of a business should call 1-888-328-0558
The Earned Income Tax (EIT) rate for residents and non-residents is 1%.
The Local Services Tax (LST) rate is $52.00 per employee.
The Mount Pleasant Township Board of Supervisors continues in their efforts to diminish the impact that the gas well activity has caused to the residents of this township. Please keep in mind that although the challenge to Act 13 was successful with respect to zoning, the Township cannot regulate how the industry operates. Also, the Township cannot regulate environmental issues regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. But rest assured the board continues to monitor all activity and to minimize the effects of this activity to the extent possible.
If any resident has specific concerns relating to their health, safety or protection of property please direct your calls to:
Range Resources Corporation
3000 Town Center Boulevard
Canonsburg, PA 15317
MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources, LLC
Southpointe Corporate Offices
4600 J. Barry Court, Suite 500
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Williams / Laurel Mountain Midstream
1550 Coraopolis Heights Road
Moon Township, PA 15108
EPA Tip Line – Gas Well Reporting
Photo by HMJelks Photography
When it comes to Property Taxes Townships are doing more with less and all things are not created equal.
When it comes to property tax and who gets what, all things are not created equal. The reality is, Pennsylvania’s townships get a much smaller piece of the funding pie than their county and school district counterparts. Under state tax laws, school districts may levy up to 25 mills in taxes and, depending on their classification, counties can set their rates as high as 30 mills. Meanwhile, townships are only authorized to impose a maximum of 14 mills for general fund revenue. Of course, these rate caps were enacted to protect homeowners from outrageous tax burdens. Still, very few taxpayers may be aware of an exemption in the law that allows school boards to levy unlimited additional millage to pay salaries, benefits and debts. Townships and counties, on the other hand, must go to court for approval to impose an additional 5 mills in taxes, if necessary.
Given this scenario, it is not surprising that in 2000, real estate taxes accounted for 97% of county revenues, 85% of school district revenues, and only 31% of municipal tax revenues, according to the PA State Department of Community and Economic Development. An example would be that in one of Pennsylvania’s fastest growing townships, officials estimate that 9 cents out of every tax dollar goes to the municipality, 17 cents to the county and 74 cents to the school district. Those figures would be less for more rural areas such as Washington County.
That being said, the Supervisors of Mount Pleasant Township strive to give the residents a wealth of services for those few pennies that include, Police and Fire protection, parks and recreation facilities, well maintained roads and infrastructure maintenance. We will maintain a piece of equipment for 20+ years before replacing it, We find ways to cut back and still deliver the services required by the residents and go to extreme lengths to avoid raising taxes. That is our commitment to our residents and community.
Police Department: 724-356-7917
Zoning & Code Enforcement: 724-356-7928
Email: [email protected]