There will be a change in property taxes in Upper Bern Township next year, but property owners can breath a sigh of relief.
They’re going down, not up.
At a meeting Thursday night the supervisors unanimously approved a $663,000 budget for 2022. It includes a tax cut of 0.3 mills, or just over 15%.
The property tax rate will be lowered to 1.65 mills from the current rate of 1.95 mills, meaning residents will pay $1.65 for every $1,000 in assessed property value.
Township officials said the cut was made possible by responsible budgeting over the past several years and by cutting wasteful spending. Also playing a part has been several large development projects in the township, including the building of a new Amazon warehouse along Mountain Road.
Township officials said development had generated additional revenue that has allowed the supervisors to pass savings onto taxpayers.
Supervisor Chairperson Nancy Hartman said the cut is the first tax break in the township in decades.
Source: Berkshire mont