2016 Mount Pleasant Township Audit

Mount Pleasant Township Annual Financial Report as of December 31, 2016

Community Tire Collections

Need to get rid of tires or wheels from your car or light truck?

 

For Public Review

The Public Review Process for the new Zoning Ordinance started on August 13, 2017.   A copy of the proposed Zoning Ordinance may be viewed at the township building located at 31 McCarrell Road, Hickory, PA 15340.

Municipal Authorty Board Openings

There are currently two positions open on the Municipal Authority.   They 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 724-35-7974 X11.  We are waiting for You!

 

 

Recognition of Donations

Dominick Piazza accepts Certificate of Appreciation

At the Board of Supervisors meeting on January 25, 2017, the Board formally thanked Dominick Piazza (shown in picture) and the St. Vincent DePaul Society for their generous donation for the Southview Park in memory of Bessie Bourdette.

Several other donations were also recognized; Donna & James Yanosik and Richard Stuhler for their generous donations for the Southview ball field. The Yanosik’s and Mr. Stuhler were not present for a photo. We thank these folks for their generous spirits!

EIT & LST Taxes

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.

Gas Well Drilling

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
724-743-6700

MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources, LLC
Southpointe Corporate Offices
4600 J. Barry Court, Suite 500
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Phone: 724-416-0160

Williams / Laurel Mountain Midstream
1550 Coraopolis Heights Road
Moon Township, PA 15108
Phone: 412-865-2140

EPA Tip Line – Gas Well Reporting
[email protected]
Phone: 1-877-919-4372

 

 

Photo by HMJelks Photography

Property Taxes

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.

Waste Management

Remember, Waste Management is the contracted garbage hauler for Mount Pleasant Township and their contact information is as follows:

WASTE MANAGEMENT:
1-800-866-4460
625 Cherrington Parkway, Moon Twp., PA 15108

They are responsible for all billing issues and questions and concerns dealing with actual garbage collection issues.

 

Photo by owencherry

Zoning Reminder!

Reminder, please check with the Mount Pleasant Township Zoning Officer before starting any type of construction work to see if building permits and / or inspections might be needed.

Zoning & Code Enforcement: 724-356-7928