Collegeville Borough and Perkiomen Township officials announced at municipal meetings earlier this week that municipal real estate taxes will not be raised next year.
Collegeville Borough passed a motion to advertise ordinance No. 554, which sets the real estate tax for 2013, keeping it at 4 mills, which is roughly $600 for a $150,000 home.
Collegeville's total tax rate, including the Perkiomen Valley School District and Montgomery County millage is 36.4, according to the Montgomery County Board of Assessment Appeals.
"We have a very well-run borough," said Collegeville Borough Council Vice Chair Arnold Mann, after Councilman Paul MacDonald noted that this was the fourth consecutive year without a municipal tax increase.
The Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors authorized the advertisement of the 2013 Perkiomen Township Budget with no tax increase.
The Perkiomen Township municipal millage is currently .62. The township's total millage, including county, school and municipal taxes is 33.01, according to the Board of Assessment Appeals.
Perkiomen Township Manager Cecile Daniel announced some new items to the proposed budge this year: the codification of township documents, financing a robocall program, and putting $80,000 aside to develop parks.
Officials for both municipalities have stated, however, that there would be an increase in sewer fees due to an increase from the Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority, though no number was confirmed.