Logan Township Introduces 2019 Budget With A Tax Decrease

July 4, 2019 0 By newtownpress

BRIDGEPORT — Logan Township Council rolled out a municipal budget that contained a 2.1 percent decrease at its June 19 meeting, after having to table the budget resolution for several weeks.

Homes that have been assessed at the township average of $212,000 will receive a $44.52 decrease in their municipal tax.

There were some differences with the state in relation to our submissions,” CFO William Pine explained. “We are good now. In the end, we got all of the waivers that we wanted.”

“The Logan Township governing body continues to search for ways to offer more to its residents and businesses for less tax impact,” Mayor Frank Minor said in the community’s 2019 spring newsletter. “Yes, less municipal taxes.”

In other resolutions, Council authorized the execution of a $4,798.13 contract with Anderson K9 Training, LLC. Also, Council approved a shared services agreement with the Logan Township Board of Education. The Board of Education would be receiving motor vehicle fuel in this agreement.

Another resolution adopted by Council authorized the purchase of five waste collection trucks from Peterbilt and Granturk. They also authorized a bill approving a second change order of $3,474 for the award of the Heron Drive and Center Square Road intersection improvements to Think Pavers Hardscaping LLC.

In reports, the Logan Township Police Department responded to 1,326 calls for service during May, along with 31 accidents. A positive sign was that no DUIs were reported for the month.

For Public Works, Superintendent Mike Riley announced that Logan Township had received a Clean Communities Grant Award of $16,125.77 for 2019. “Each year the town receives a grant for the work we do in keeping the community clean,” Riley observed. “Now we’re being rewarded for our efforts with this.”

Elsewhere, Solicitor Brian Duffield reported that Logan Township had hired a new vendor to take over Logan Township’s recycling. Omni Recycling, LLC is located in Pitman. Duffield said that Omni offered Logan Township a three year contract with options for two more.

The Council earlier accepted a bid for a property located at 2513 Center Square Road from Antonio and Beatris Santos. But Duffield told Santos, who attended the meeting to get clarification in the public portion, that Council had to make sure the property was not listed on the Department of Environmental Protection inventory list.

“We’re not allowed to sell anything that’s still on the DEP inventory list,’’ Duffield commented.

by Robert Holt