The Township has undertaken a greatly increased debt load, having issued a $15,000,000 sewer bond. The Township’s debt service is budgeted at nearly $1,000,000 for 2018. Residential taxes and millages have also increased. With the costs rising, we MUST consider and prioritize our vital needs: improving a deteriorating infrastructure, especially our roads and sewer systems. These are items that we need EVERY DAY!
Sewer rates are projected to rise 14% even as the Board of Supervisors obligated the Township to pay over $2,000,000 for an ACT 537 plan upgrade to the YARDLEY BOROUGH sewer system.
Finally, there has been no study that has demonstrated the need for such a major development on the Snipes Tract, particularly in light of the declining population of the Township, projected to drop over 3% by 2020. In fact, it’s been documented that the township already has a surplus of athletic fields, based on our population.
The Township needs to hear from all of us RIGHT NOW that we do not need or want another expensive, environmentally questionable, unjustified construction project like the Snipes Tract plan.