2018 BUDGET PLAN AND MESSAGE
The 2018 Budget is balanced at $ 799,070.00.
The Board of Supervisors will resolve to set the tax millage at 2.340 mills, with all mills dedicated for General Fund purposes. This is the same tax rate set for 2017.
The road projects for 2018 will focus on maintenance. General road maintenance involving ditching, grading, graveling, and replacement of seven crosspipes are planned. Catch basins on Wilson Road in Little Hope will be repaired. The surfaced areas of Delmas Drive, Rich Hill Road and the entire length of Wildman Road will be seal coated. Applications for a Dirt & Gravel Roads Program grant for Storey Road and a Low Volume Roads Program grant for Full Depth Reclamation on Rohl Road are in process through Erie County Conservation. A Federal/County grant for design repairs to the State Line Road bridge over French Creek will be supported.
Completion of the playground replacement and construction of parking areas at the Greenfield Community Park is planned with funding from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Hirtzel Foundation and the Erie County Greenways Grant.
Financial assistance will be provided to the Greenfield Township Volunteer Fire Company. This assistance reduces the number of hours that volunteers spend fundraising, thus improving the chances of retaining the volunteers. The Fund Drive contributions have been declining over the years. Participation in fund raising events has decreased. The funds will be used to reimburse utility and building repair and maintenance expenses.
Two garage door opening systems will be installed in the storage shed. This will preserve the life of the new doors.
Financial assistance will be provided to the Hornby School Museum in the form of paying for lawn maintenance. This Historical Museum is operated by volunteers from Greenfield Township and surrounding areas.
Loan payments will be made for the purchase of the 2017 Hyundai wheeled excavator. This machine is used for ditching.
$ 25,000.00 will be allocated to the Capital Improvements Fund. This fund will be used for future equipment purchases, large building improvements or major road projects.
Property and Workers Compensation insurance rates have dropped because the 2013 claims no longer show in the claims loss report.
Employee evaluations will be performed. Wages will be based on performance evaluations and set at the January 2, 2018 Board of Supervisors meeting.