Catharine Township Approves $5 Flat Rate Tax for Benefits of Streetlights
January 7, 2021
The Catharine Township supervisors decided during Monday night’s reorganizational meeting Jan. 4 to levy a tax based on street lights for all residents and property owners.
Chairman Heather Flaig discussed ways for the township to increase income. One discussion was a tax millage increase, but the supervisors thought a tax based on street lights would soften the blow for now.
The 104 residents affected would each pay a $5 flat rate, added to real estate taxes. The 392 other parcels of property would be taxed at $5 per parcel.
“Each resident has the benefit of the street lights because...