LIMERICK PA – A narrowly divided Limerick (PA) Township Board of Supervisors approved the municipality’s 2012 budget during its meeting Tuesday (Dec. 20, 2011), and consequently raised property taxes about 20 percent next year, from $176 to $220 annually on an “average” Limerick home with an assessed value of $145,000, The Limerick Patch online news service reported Wednesday (Dec. 21).
The 3-2 vote (with supervisors Joseph St. Pedro, Kara Shuler and Elaine DeWan in favor, and Thomas Neafcy and Kenneth Sperring opposed) came during the board’s last meeting of the calendar year.
Also Tuesday, the board:
- Learned the township had received two grants totaling $55,000. The first, of $25,000 from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will pay for greenway and master trail plan work, The Patch said; the second, of $30,000 from the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation, will pay for equipment and work at Manderach Playground.
- Heard details about a Spring-Ford Youth Athletic League proposal to lease ball fields at Limerick Community Park.
Read a story by reporter Alyson D’Alessandro, titled “Limerick Township Board Passes 2012 Budget” and published Wednesday by The Patch, here.