The Haverford planning commission recommended approval of a comprehensive plan which primarily focuses on revitalizing and enhancing Oakmont Village, Eagle Road and the Haverford Road corridors. An Overlay District would be created along Eagle Road, from Lawrence Road through Oakmont Village, in order to implement some of the improvements. The improvements would include wide sidewalks
Haverford School directors approved an $83.5 million preliminary budget for 2008-2009 that includes a 4.98 percent tax increase, raising the milage to 22.06 mills. The owner of a home assessed at the median value of $146,900 would pay an additional $153.60 annually. The budget includes debt service on a $50 million renovation project at Haverford Middle School, as well as rising costs of salaries, benefits and fuel.
Source: Delaware County Daily Times; 2/4/2008
Haverford inspects for sewer connection
In Haverford Township, interior inspections will be done regarding unlawful connections into the sanitary sewer (i.e.; sump pumps, floor drains). REALTORS or sellers must call to set up interior inspection of the sanitary sewer line after use and occupancy application has been submitted and received by the Township. Please call 610 446-1000 x 251.
Also, Haverford Township requires that an application for Use and Occupancy Certification be made by the seller of a property, at least 30 days prior to settlement. A fee of $75.00 per dwelling unit is required to be paid at the time of application. The fee for applications received with less than 30 days processing time will be $105.00. A fee of $25.00 will be charged for each reinspection. Click here for a full list of inspection requirements on Haverford Township’s website.
The Haverford School Board approved a $79.4 million preliminary budget for 2007-2008. The proposed budget increases the millage rate by 5.39 percent to 21 mills. The owner of a home assessed at $146,900 will pay an additional $157 per year.
Voters across Pennsylvania voted overwhelmingly against Act 1 referendum questions during last Tuesday’s primary election. Only four of Pennsylvania’s 498 school districts, including Bristol Borough in
County, approved the tax shift designed to provide homeowners with greater reductions in property taxes.
Pennsylvania’s Taxpayer Relief Act (ACT 1) mandated that school districts place a referendum question on the May 15, 2007 primary election ballot asking voters whether earned income (EIT) or personal income (PIT) taxes should be increased, or instituted for the purpose of reducing real estate taxes on qualified residential properties. All school districts in Pennsylvania, other than Philadelphia, Pittsburg and
Scranton, are required to place a referendum question on the ballot. Click here to see the referendum question and result for each school district in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and
The Haverford School Board awarded $18.7 million in contracts for construction of the new
Elementary School. The project will break ground in mid-May and will temporarily close Williamson Field.
Pennsylvania’s Taxpayer Relief Act (Act 1) referendum questions available on SRA (Suburban REALTORS Alliance) website
Pennsylvania’s Taxpayer Relief Act (ACT 1) mandates that school districts place a referendum question on the May 15, 2007 primary election ballot asking voters whether earned income (EIT) or personal income (PIT) taxes should be increased, or instituted for the purpose of reducing real estate taxes on qualified residential properties. All school districts in Pennsylvania, other than Philadelphia, Pittsburg and
Scranton, are required to place a referendum question on the ballot. The Suburban REALTORS® Alliance (SRA) is urging voters to educate themselves about ACT 1 and the important tax-shifting referendum questions. · Click here to view the referendum questions appearing on the ballot in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and
Counties· Click here to access the SRA’s “Act 1 Primer- Understanding the Question on your May Ballot”
Havertown’s Citizens Task Force on Economic Revitalization has launched a six-point economic development strategy for the township. Developed from an assessment report that the task force completed in May 2006, the program is intended to create an environment that encourages commercial growth and community vitality. The program hopes to improve commercial properties by marketing the town and creating a revitalization plan.
Residents of Lower Merion are renewing a push to create a historic district that would protect homes and other structures along the Main Line rail corridor, with a focus on the Haverford Train Station, a structure built in 1877. If approved by the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners, the proposal will be sent to The Pennsylvania Historical and Museums Commission for final approval.