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2023 Final Budget Report



The Ridley Township Board of Commissioners officially passed the 2023 Budget at their December monthly meeting. We are happy to announce there will be NO increase in your township real estate tax, nor any increase in the rubbish or sewer service charges for 2023. Even though costs continue to rise across the board, the Commissioners felt it was important to keep township taxes and service charges at the same rate, and not pass along these increases to taxpayers who have been adversely affected by the financial markets, inflation and rising energy prices. In the last 3 years, we have been able to repair or replace over 14,500 feet of sewer lines, resurface almost 11 miles of township roads, replace the structure and decking on 2 aging bridges (S. Swarthmore Avenue and Bullens Lane), upgrade 8 parks and playgrounds, improve 6 traffic signals with state-of-the-art technology, upgrade and enhance our Police Department’s equipment, and upgrade our Public Works Department’s vehicles and equipment, with no increase in your real estate tax. Cost saving measures within our departments and successful grant applications combined with rising interest rates on investments assisted in our efforts not to raise taxes during this time. Additionally, despite a 43% increase in County trash fees since 2021, we have been able to hold our increase to 6.25%, while allowing us to continue providing twice-a-week trash collection, recycling collection, bulk trash collection, and curbside leaf collection for $.70 per day, per household. Likewise, the County’s 15% sewer fee increase since 2021 has been held to just 4% on our end, allowing us to maintain our sewers and convey sewage to the processing plants safely and efficiently for $1.07 per day, per household. That is our commitment to you – providing first-class services in a cost-effective manner.

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