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Daily Intelligencer, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Doylestown, PennsylvaniaDoylestown twp. Girl learns Egypt s ways photos on Page 5 guidance wanted for future impeachment see column on Page 6 phils top Rose is red hot see sports on Page 21 Smyj thursday. August 2.1979 Best buy in the Bucks Mon i vol 93 no Cems mrs. George asks subsidy fund rebate by Ann Shultes intelligencer staff writer extra state subsidy Money for school districts that was approved by the legislature on july 9 should be returned to the taxpayers in the form of a rebate or a tax reduction next according to state rep. Margaret h. George. D-143. The Windfall amounting to More than million statewide was approved after school districts had closed their 1979-80 budgets and after most of them had prepared or sent out tax Bills. The districts Are required to reopen their budgets this month to make any revisions in the budget and tax levies that the school directors wish to make As a result of the additional subsidy Money. Should be demanding this Money said mrs. Who voted for the subsidy increase because she wanted to provide some form of tax Relief in the Wake of in creases in other state taxes. Mrs. George said she is worried that the additional Money instead will be used for new or As a to carry Forward into the next budget or will in fluence negotiations in districts such As Central where a new teachers contract will be negotiated this year. Not sure it s the Job of tax payers to give Public bodies mrs. George said. Think the pressures for Economy should always be on Public bodies school administrators have pointed out that the additional Money probably won t be received until next and that therefore an immediate rebate would not be practical. Mrs. George believes that if this is the the Money should be and an equivalent amount should be Cut from the tax millage next year. Referring to the Central Bucks of which she is a former school director. Mrs. George noted that is million was carried Over into this year s budget the District s 95.5-Mill tax rate was not but she said. Thought we should have had a tax Cut this year the additional s72s.332 in subsidy Money represents 4.9 Mills of the Central Bucks real estate tax. A tax Cut would be possible even though inflation is driving costs up. Mrs. George because Central Bucks has very nicely expanding tax and we re not encounter ing a building year the Worth of a Mill goes up considerably in Central mrs. George and she believes this Likely will offset the inflation As Well As the teachers mrs. George interprets the sub Sidy increase As a of a Campaign Promise by gov. Richard Thornburgh to the Pennsylvania state education association which represents teachers and which supported his election is clearly a political payoff and should be so noted she said know the sea is determined this will be More Money for Neotia three other school districts Are in mrs. George s legislative District. New Hope Solebury is receiving an additional amounting to 2 8 tax Mills. The tax rate is 79 and went up 2 Mills this year. The Council Rock District is receiving 5764.250. Amounting to 7.5 Mills of its 108.8-Mill tax which increased by 2 Mills this year. The nes Hammy school District is receiving an additional s134.707. Margaret h be orc give the to Carter is fighting mandatory draft registration derailed Amtrak commuter service was delayed for 15 to 20 minutes this morning after a freight train bound for Hartsburg derailed at North East. My. The White car in the Center contained combustible but their was no tire or explosion. Countywide reassessment won t be made by Hal Marcovitz intelligencer staff writer property owners in Bucks county will be relieved to hear that the county will not undertake a plan that could Force their real estate taxes to Rise during the 1980s. Not that taxes won t no Way of telling the foundation that my school districts and the county uses to determine taxes will remain the same through the next 10 years. The Bucks county Board of assessment has decided not to recommend a county wide reassess ment to the commissioners for the 1980s. And that Means that taxes will be based on the present assessed valuations of properties in probably through the next decade. In the assessed valuation is 25 percent of the Market value of a property. Countywide reassess ments in Bucks county usually occur at the beginning of each dec Ade. What usually happens when a countywide reassessment occurs is that taxing for the first year after the collect Windfall taxes because they Are collecting the same millage As be fore on a much higher tax base. And when the taxing bodies get around to lowering the millage. The on the new tax Lowers subsidies to school districts. Taxes May have to be increased to make up for the loss. The which decides when a new reassessment is has to do it to keep uniformity. If the tax base in one part of the county is not uniform with another part of the it s unfair to those taxpayers whose properties Are Worth the same As but Are paying on a much higher tax base. Of inflation has a lot to do with the county s decision to conduct a reassessment. Taxes must increase to pay for municipal services that become More expensive. But. Without a reassess ment the taxes Are still levied on the same tax base As before. Robert l. Board of assess ment says the county is under no Legal obligation to conduct a reassessment. In t any magic formula see county on Page 2 Washington u p i president Carter is fighting congressional efforts to restore mandatory draft registration because it is needed at this despite a shaky future for the Volunteer army. Press Secretary Jody Powell said wednesday Carter will to the situation but feels it is not necessary to reinstate the requirement that 18-year-Olds Register for potential military serv ice. Several proposals have been introduced m the House and Senate for immediate resumption of registration it would not Mark a return to but merely activate the Means for inductions m the event of an emergency under existing Law. Have the authority to do what these proposals before the Congress would mandate to be Powell said does not believe it is needed at this the spokesman said Carter not hesitate to use his present authority at any time he sees it is necessary for preserving or enhancing our National Security Carter conferred with defense Secretary Harold Brown wednes Day the Secretary reaffirmed his View that registration is not needed at this Powell said. Powell sought to clarify remarks by Carter tuesday in Bardstown. By. The president had pointed to the Uncertain future of enlistments in the Volunteer army and observed. Might have to As a precautionary registration for the just As a standby measure president s position on registration remains Powell told reporters does not Good afternoon humid variable very warm and humid with Likely tonight. Partial Clearing Early Friday with some fog in the then warm and humid with the Chance of a thundershowers in the afternoon lows overnight mid 60s to to w 70s. Highs Frida y in the mid to upper 80s Sunrise Friday Ai 5 53. Sunset at 8 20. Complete forecast on Page 10 arts and music .12 Bridge .13 Community Calendar .17 classified .26-37 comics .39 dear Abby 9 or Lamb 9 editorial 6 emphasis 8 farm .17 Good afternoon column 9 hospitals .10 Legal notices.26 lost and found .10 movies .38 obituaries.10 sports 21-26 stocks .11 Sylvia Porter .14 to listings .38 daily 3nlrlliqrnrrr accounting 345-3004 circulation 345-3020 classified advertising 345-3010 display advertising 345-3090 emphasis 345-3065 Legal advertising news room news room retail advertising sports information 345-3000. 343-6130. 249-0500 345-3080 345-3050 343-6130 345-3080 345-3069 one Way to Cool off pigs have no sweat glands in their so they have to improvise other was of keeping Cool this contented sow from the Herd of Jeffrey Bryan of Rural Perkasie enjoys a dip m a waterway on the property a Story about pig farming is on Page 8 photo by Eric believe it is presently needed he also remains opposed to proposals now before the Congress that would mandate registration. President has ample author Ity under existing Law to re Institute registration As Well As to order All necessary up to the Point of actual he said. Be Gas Bills jump this Winter h a r r i s b u r g a p deregulation 01 natural Gas prices will begin taking its toll on Pennsylvania Gas customers this when big s Are due to reflect increases that could reach 60 percent annually residential heating customers in some pans of the state should not be surprised at annual increases approaching s150 Goode chairman of the Public Utility said wednesday the Philadelphia electric co s natural Gas prices Are to increase by 21 which would add to the average Bill of residential customers. The higher costs Are the result of the Federal natural Gas act of which gradually removes All once controls from new natural Gas production that Means suppliers can Start charging higher prices from their distributors who in turn pass the additional charges on to their customers patronage end urged by Metzger bylaw by Morgo axes intelligencer Riter Bucks county commissioner George m Metzger. Who has been known to be adept at finding county jobs for political wants to de stroy political patronage in the county courthouse by instituting civil service or a similar form of Merit selection. An Active county Republican for More than 15 years. Metzger once advocated the system where party workers Are rewarded with govern ment jobs. In the Wake of president Carter s recent Cabinet the commissioner says there is a crisis in government. He contends Only the most qualified people should receive county thai hings should be based on Cril service test scores. And he says once people Are hired they should not be fired see Metzger on Page 2
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