Knowlton taxpayers will see an average increase of $21 in property taxes this year.
The total municipal tax levy of $1.11 million is slightly higher that the 2021 levy of $1.09 million. The budget comes in at $87,325 below the state-mandated cap in municipal spending for 2022. It also includes approximately $400,000 in surplus from the previous year.
Township Mayor Adele Starrs said she was pleased the budget could be kept as low as it was despite the “astronomical price of oil.”
A number of paving projects will be able to be completed this year because contracts for the work had been worked out while oil prices were significantly lower. Honey Run Road and Mount Pleasant Road are among the projects set for this year.
Starrs also said that sharing the functions of the building and construction official will amount to a significant savings.