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Plumstead votes for no-new-tax budget


Plumstead Supervisor Chairman Brian Trymbiski thanked former Township Manager Carolyn McCreary for continued work on 2020 budget after her resignation in September.

The supervisors have reviewed the budget for several months and voted to adopt it at their meeting last week.

Tax rate will remain the same as 2019, at 14.94 mils. Police expenditure tops out at $3,316,919 with public works at $690,895 and parks and open space at $522,053. Emergency services come in at $241,435 for fire companies and $87,796 for EMS services.

Plumstead Township police held their third Shop with a Cop event on Dece. 9, at the Hatfield Walmart. Officers from Plumstead, Central Bucks, Solebury, Bucks County Sheriffs Office, Dublin, New Britain, and tinicum Townships assisted in the national program, which pairs officers with grade school children to promote positive relationships through community connection. These children are faced with life challenges such as a parent losing a job, homelessness, military deployment, economic shortcomings and other hardships.

The event is funded through donations from local businesses and residents. Over one hundred children shopped with a cop pushing the cart through Walmart aisles and used their gift card to purchase gifts for themselves and their family for the holidays.

Volunteers from the community helped with gift wrapping, registration, and serving food.

Plumstead’s Corporal Michael Johnson who heads the event said, “It’s a team effort of the whole community. We’re breaking down barriers so that everyone can relate to police in a different light.”

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