Upper Makefield Township
Jan 2011
In This Issue
Dave Kulig Rejoins Board
Supervisors and Staff Cutting Costs
New Earned Income Tax Collector
Public Safety:
What Would You Like to Know?
Reminder: Water/Sewer Bills Are Due
eNews & Website Receive Statewide Awards
Neighbors without Computers?
Community Events

George Washington's 279th Birthday Party
Saturday, Feb. 19
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 
Bring the kids to celebrate George Washington's Birthday at Washington Crossing Park. Visit the historical buildings for demonstrations of blacksmithing, open-hearth cooking, spinning, and medicine making. Children can explore history through games, crafts, and dress-up. Admission is free and parking is available. Read more.
 

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Dave Kulig Rejoins Board
Dave Kulig Rejoins Board

Dave Kulig was sworn into office on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, during the Board of Supervisors regular meeting to fill a vacancy through the end of the year, December 31, 2011. He previously served on the Board of Supervisors from January 2006 to spring 2010. Upon accepting his appointment, Kulig said it was good to be back, and he "welcomed the opportunity to serve and contribute again." Read more.

Supervisors and Staff Cutting Costs

The Board of Supervisors passed the 2011 township budget without a tax increase, with the intent to consider additional cost-cutting measures going forward. Supervisors and staff are now reviewing expenses again and working to secure competitive pricing on all contracts. The township is currently soliciting proposals for banking services, and will be issuing a RFP (Request for Proposals) for auditing services soon.
New Earned Income Tax Collector
As of January 1, 2011, Keystone Tax Collections Group will collect Upper Makefield Township's Earned Income Tax (EIT). Residents and employers should still pay their 2010 EIT to Berkheimer Associates, who will complete collection for the 2010 tax year.

The Bucks County Tax Collection Committee selected Keystone in 2010 to serve as tax collector for the new Bucks County Tax Collection District (TCD) created by Act 32 of 2008. Lower collection fees will result in a savings to the Township. By 2012, all members of the Bucks County TCD will use Keystone.
Public Safety:
What Would You Like to Know?
As we begin the New Year, the Police Department thanks you for your support. To continue to strengthen our dialogue with the community on public safety matters, we have plans to address hot topics in the coming months such as identity theft, social media, and cyber-bullying through the township website, eNews, and television station. In addition, we are available to attend your homeowner's association, civic group, or business meeting to discuss specific safety concerns and how we can work together to address them.

As always, we welcome your input and questions on public safety. Contact us at info@uppermakefield.org or 215-968-3020 to start the dialogue! 
Reminder: Water/Sewer Bills Are Due
Quarterly water/sewer bills should arrive by the first week of January, April, July, and October. If you misplace or do not receive your quarterly water/sewer bill, please call Finance Officer Sandy Wenitsky at 215-968-3340 to receive a replacement.

eNews & Website Receive Statewide Awards

Upper Makefield Township has received first place honors in the Electronic Newsletters category and third place in the Websites category in the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors' 43rd Annual Township Citizen Communication Contest. We are honored to receive the award, and will continue to find ways to improve our communication with residents.

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