Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Hanover Tp - No Tax Hike in 2020

From Hanover Tp - NorCo: Hanover  Township's  Board of Supervisors  unveiled  the 2020  Township  Budget,  which  maintains  the  mill  rate  at  3.9  including  a  .5  Fire  Tax.   

The  Township mill  rate  has  been  3.9  since  2008,  making 2020  the 13th year  without  a  tax  increase  in  Hanover Township.

Significant items in the 2020 Budget include the  following:

  The  funding  of  two  (2)  additional  police  officers.    The  Colonial  Regional  Police  Department will  now be  staffed  with  twenty-five  (25)  sworn officer.
  Two  (2)  2020  Chevrolet  Silverado  3500HD  4  WD  Crew  Cabs,  fully  equipped  for  the  public works department.
  Funding  for  two  (2)  replacement  roof  air  conditioning  units  for  the  Hanover  Township Volunteer  Fire  Company.
  Purchase  of  a  2020  replacement  ambulance  for  the  Hanover  Township  Volunteer  Fire Company.   Continuance  of  the  replacement  strategy  for  equipment  in  the  fitness  room  at  the  Hanover Township Community  Center.
  Continued  maintenance  of  Township  roads  with  the  overlaying  of  Stoke  Park  Road  between Jacksonville  and Schoenersville  Roads.
  Increased  security  features  at  both  the  Hanover  Township  Community  Center  and  Municipal Building.
  Upgrades  to the  Zoning  and Financial Software.
  Continuance  of  funding  reserves  for  Vehicles  &  Equipment,  Infrastructure,  Recreation  and  the unfunded MS4 requirements.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

We realize this is your favorite government and you just love Finney and the rest of the boys but really?? You go that long without any needs of tax increase means one of two things. You either have taxed residents to high for years or you are over developing your township and reaping the associated fees and taxes while maxing out livability and resources. Either way you are doing a disservice to the residents.

It is time for some new blood and fresh air in that township government. Open the windows. Time for someone like Tara Zirinski to look into he townships shenanigans.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Yeah, ok.

Anonymous said...

Effective Leadership is always criticized. Time for 2:13 a.m. to understand that and the fact that Tara Zirinski puts her foot in her mouth every time she opens it. Perfect example was the recent fire in Allentown. The solar queen immediately blamed the gas company.

Anonymous said...

if they have a .5 millage tax for fire, Why do they still have a volunteer Fire Department? When will these "supervisors" have full time fire/ambulance services like every city surrounding this township?

Same question goes to Bethlehem Township

Anonymous said...

"Time for Tara Zrinski to look into the Townships shenanigans."

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! I haven't laughed that hard in awhile. She CREATES shenanigans.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, would love to hear your thoughts on Jeff Warren trying to bring his politics into Hanover. The more info the better.

Bernie O'Hare said...

It will come. Too soon.

Bernie O'Hare said...

9:43, the fire tax enables the township to set aside money for vehicles without borrowing.

Anonymous said...

So you plan to smear Warren for your insider buddies, the political insider hire Finnegan and the ever pleasant(sarcasm) Decongety. Time for Warren and Zirinski to open the windows.

Bernie O'Hare said...

It is too soon to write about a small race, but Warren has three DUIs to his credit, and yes, that is something people should know before they vote.

Anonymous said...

So much for a campaign based on hONESTY and iNTEGRITY. Truth is an absolute defense.

Anonymous said...

"We realize this is your favorite government and you just love Finney and the rest of the boys but really?"

I'm glad to hear about quality, accountable local government. Here's a municipality with a a high quality of life and reasonable tax rate providing excellent services and competent staff to its residents. Not every local government story has to be negative. Good for Hanover Township.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately both these Townships have active volunteer companies today. Similar to other areas and states 90% of all fire companies are volunteer. PA needs to take the bull by the hand and really consider county run fire services similar to other areas of the country. You might be sorry when that happens because your county taxes will skyrocket. Volunteerism is down across the board, sports, PTA's, scouts, etc. Times are changing. Bethlehem Township has 2 departments with competing objectives. Merge them today.

Anonymous said...

No money in the budget for pool repairs?

Anonymous said...

What a joke. Ask Funnygan about his millions in reserves he boasts about at Managers meetings. Why not give that back to the taxpayers?

Anonymous said...

This is almost hysterical by someone who is obviously a peer. I'll bet you're just like me, another one of his peers who call him up and steal his forms, policies, ordinances and ideas. I consider him not only the dean of the municipal managers because of his age but because of his knowledge. He's been an agent of change for all of us.

Anonymous said...

THz best ting about Bernie's Hanover Twp. post are the reactions to comments. It never fail's that if someone posts anything uncomplimentary to the Hanover leaders they must strike back and tell you how great they are. It is funny how thin skinned they all are.

People know that their chairman JD is really thin skinned an does not tolerate any criticism, The manager is also snow for his temper. These guys need a,"suck it up cupcake lecture" on being a public official.

Bernie O'Hare said...

He is not the Chair, but the Twp Manager, and is justifiably proud of his work with friends who know what he does and who do not like to see him attacked. He obviously inspires jealousy in others.

Anonymous said...

Warren seems like a media whore. Says NRA is the devil - loves to film himself. Bashes republicans and offers no solutions to issues. Prolly brings section 8 to Hanover. Blowhard.

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFqdFamCv1E&feature=youtu.be

Bernie - when did PA allow electronic devices in the booth - and why does it show a Finnigan name? wtf?

Bernie O'Hare said...

I am unsure that is my precinct. Nothing like that happened on Election Day.i would have asked Warren to leave. A candidate can visit the polling place. But he may not campaign while there, nor can he use electronic devices within the polling place, I will be asking him about this and when and where it occurred. I do not recognize any of the people there and the set up is different than my precinct.

Anonymous said...

That's Asa Packer Elementary School in the video, Bernie.

Warren as a Hanover supervisor would be a disaster. He needs to take his slimeball politics elsewhere. It's unfortunate that he's out there making it seem as if Hanover has a lot of issues and that he's some sort of savior.

Anonymous said...

Lawless is backing him - campaigning with him. What a joke.

Bernie O'Hare said...

He has every right to campaign. That's fine. Lawless has every right to campaign with him. This is America. But that video is improper.

Bernie O'Hare said...

As the weekend trolls emerge from under heir rocks, moderation is enabled.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, please ask Mr. Warren how many Hanover Township Board of Supervisor meetings he's bothered to attend prior to, and/or since, the primaries.

As someone who is seemingly interested in being involved in that township, you would think that number would be higher than zero. Shows how much he really cares.