March 11, 2019
State representative Brad Roae
Meadville District Office
900-920 Water Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Dear State Representative:
On behalf of the Board of Supervisors of Richmond Township in Crawford County, I am writing to you
regarding Governor Wolf’s proposal of a sliding scale per person tax on municipalities that rely
exclusively on the State Police for protection. The Board of Supervisors strongly oppose this proposal as
it would mandate that Richmond Township initially pay $11,600 for State Police services based on the
2010 census population of 1450 residents. Richmond Township is a small township with a modest
operating budget that would be adversely impacted by this added tax. It is not unreasonable to expect
this fee to increase in the future, potentially requiring the township to increase property taxes.
Residents of Richmond Township already pay Pennsylvania state tax as well as one of the highest
gasoline taxes in the nation. This gasoline tax was originally set up for road and bridge repairs and
maintenance. For several years, Governor Wolf has taken money away from this fund to cover a
significant portion of the state police budget. Imposing an additional tax would be very unfair. It would
also amount to again throwing money at the problem rather than fixing it. We believe funding for the
State Police should be appropriated in the general fund rather than trying to raise money through per
capita fees which target smaller municipalities that, through state taxes, are already paying for State
The Richmond Township Board of Supervisors strongly urge you to oppose this proposed legislation.
Thank you for your consideration of this issue.
Richmond Township Secretary
May 21, 2019 - Primary Election- Please remember
For those interested in Rental of the Rec Building or the Pavilions:
Beginning January 1, 2019, anyone who wants to rent the Recreation Building or Pavilions will need to fill out a rental agreement and submit it along with two checks, one for the rental and the other for a deposit (which will be returned after the rental takes place).
The Blue Recycle Bins have been removed.
The Crawford County Solid Waste Authority has shut down the program.
Listed as reasons for removal of all bins are:
The dumping all types of garbage and rubbish, some of which contaminated the recyclable materials in the bins, decreased funding from all government sources, and a lower resale value for the price of the recyclables.
To continue recycling,
contact your trash hauler for further information.
Richmond Township is serviced by:
Blooming Valley Fire Dept.
Cambridge Fire Dept.
East Mead Fire Dept.
Randolph Fire Dept.
Townville Fire Dept.
Please contact them to become a member today.
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