The Rice Township Board of Supervisors approved the proposed 2017 budget at their regular monthly meeting on November 1. No increase in property taxes is expected; millage will remain at .29.
Estimated expenditures are revenues are projected to be $1,080,000. The proposed budget has an increase of $60,000 over the 2016 budget.
The township expects to receive the following receipts: $872,000 in taxes, $123,902 in liquid fuels, $18,207 in licenses and permits (Cable TV), $300 in recreation funds, $11,234 in interest, rents and royalties, $41,370 in contract police services, $11,200 in fees, UCC inspections, and recyclables and $1,787 in miscellaneous receipts.
The largest expenditure in the proposed budget is for the police department at $365,730 and $59,683 for police pension plans. Public works/general services are expected to cost $126,050 and $39,665 for the fire department. Workman’s compensation insurance is anticipated to be $40,000 and $174,395 for employer paid benefits. $16,056 is earmarked for non-uniform pension plans.
Other expenditures in the proposed budget include $86,300 for property and bonding insurance, $54,971 for administration, $18,800 for tax collection, $14,000 for legal services, $28,700 for government buildings, $15,500 for recycling and sewage
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