Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 PM at the American Heritage Federal Credit Union on Red Lion Rd.
The city of Philadelphia has begun mailing out its new property assessment figures to more than half a million Philadelphia property owners and it appears that Bustleton may be one of the more fortunate sections of the city with regard to future tax increases. By March 1st all home owners should know what the city thinks their property is worth.
Remain calm. The Notice of Proposed Valuation for 2014 we’re receiving in the mail is simply what the city feels is the market value of your property. Nothing else. It is NOT a bill. The Property Value amount on the notice is just one of three items you will need to know before calculating you real estate tax bill for 2014. The two items we don’t know today is whether the $30,000 Homestead Exemption will be implemented, and what tax rate will be applied to the final Property Value. Council will address both as part of the budget process that should finish by June 30.
You often hear our request for help with the behind-the-scenes workings of the civic league. Whatever amount of time you want to contribute, whatever initiative you have an interest in, we would be glad to accept the help.
We recently had Harry Haberkern, Bob Hall and Maureen Greene resign their positions on the Executive Board. Happily, we had members who stepped forward and quickly volunteered their assistance to fill the openings. We want to recognize these departing officers and thank them for their dedication and the work performed for our Bustleton neighborhood.