2013 BUDGET INFORMATION
The Final 2013 Budget adopted by the Board of Supervisors shall not require any increases in property tax or fees. The Township property tax, our single most important revenue source, shall remain at 15.12 mills. This property tax rate has not changed over the last five years. LMT does not levy an earned income tax.
The Township continues to maintain a very strong Aa1 bond rating. In 2010, Moody's upgraded Lower Makefield from Aa2 to the Aa1 rating.
Click here to review the 2013 Budget
Click here for 2013 Tax Rates
Lower Makefield Township
Request for Proposals
The Deadline for Acceptance of RFPs for Electronic Document Scanning and Imaging Project has been extended to Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Electronic Document Scanning and Imaging Project
2013 Lower Makefield Township Paving Project - Apparent low bidder, General Asphalt
and the subcontractor, American Milling & Paving.
Contractor Responsibility Certification - General Asphalt
Contractor Responsibility Certification - American Milling & Paving
Samost Tract Ballfields - Apparent low bidder, Ply-Mar Construction Co., Inc.
Contractor Responsibility Certification - Ply-Mar Construction Co., Inc.
Contractor Responsibility Certification - Pro Max Fence Systems, Inc.
NEW FOR 2013
COMMUNITY POOL FAMILY MEMBERS CAN SPONSOR NON-RESIDENT FAMILY FOR MEMBERSHIP.
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Lower Makefield, In The Middle of Everything
Strategically located between New York and Philadelphia, in close proximity to world class education, health care, arts and culture and connected to the region by a vast transportation network, Lower Makefield Township offers attractive opportunities for local, regional and international businesses.
The attached Economic Development document provides details about Lower Makefield Township - In The Middle of Everything!
Click here for the Economic Development Commission Brochure
Makefield Highlands Recognized as 9th Best Course in Pennsylvania by Golfweek Magazine.
BOARDS AND COMMISSION
The Board of Supervisors is accepting resumes for volunteer positions on the following Boards and Commissions:
Citizens Budget Commission
Citizens Traffic Commission
Disabled Persons Advisory Board
Electronic Media Advisory Council
Farmland Preservation Corporation
Historical Architectural Review Board
Please send a letter of interest with a current resume to Terry Fedorchak, Township Manager.
PECO - Preventative Tree Pruning
Tree pruning will begin at the end of August and continue through the end of the year.
Click here for complete information
PECO's Response to Hurricane Sandy
Click here for PECO's Report
Lower Makefield Township Recycle Yard
The Recycle Yard is open Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 11:45 am and 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm, and the first and third Saturday of each month from 8 am to noon.
Questions? Call 267-274-1133
Click here for a list of dates the Recycle Yard will be CLOSED
EXPANDED RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING
All residential waste haulers now have single-stream recycling and have expanded the list of items that can be recycled curbside.
Click here for more information on what can and can not be recycled
"WHEN IT RAINS, IT DRAINS"
THE STORY OF LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP'S STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Click here to view the presentation
Review New FEMA Floodplain Maps
FEMA is in the process of issuing preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and a Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for review in Bucks County. These maps and studies propose changes to the current flood zones, which determine who must buy flood insurance. This mapping update may change the flood risk status of individual properties.
To improve accuracy, the redrawn maps use a new digital base map and incorporate the new Delaware River floodplain study. New surveyed river cross-sections, LiDAR information and updated hydrology have been incorporated into updated hydraulic modeling that has been used to prepare the new floodplain mapping. A Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map compatible with GIS is being produced and Bucks County plans to make the maps available to the public electronically for the first time. More accurate, digitally available maps will make it easier for local officials to plan for and protect people and property from flooding.
To find out what else has changed, as well as information on the appeal and protest processes, download FEMA's Flood Hazard Mapping Fact Sheet.
The preliminary maps are available for review at the Lower Makefield Township Municipal Building Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 pm, or can be viewed on-line at: http://www.rampp-team.com/pa.htm
An update on the FEMA Map Modernization was presented at the May 4, 2011 Board of Supervisors meeting and can be viewed on the Township Cable Channel, or you can view it online. A Community Meeting held in Upper Makefield Township with FEMA and the Bucks County Planning Commission on April 27th can also be viewed online.
RIGHT - TO - KNOW INFORMATION
FOR LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP
Rules and regulations concerning access by members of the public to documents, records and information of the Township of Lower Makefield.
RIGHT-TO-KNOW Request Form
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