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SLOW PLAY: IS IT BETTER THAN NO PAY?

SLOW PLAY: IS IT BETTER THAN NO PAY?

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  1. SLOW PLAY: IS IT BETTER THAN NO PAY? PASBO 51st Annual Conference March 9, 2006 Jeff Bader Easton Area SD

  2. DEMOGRAPHICS • 5 Municipalities • Northampton County • City of Easton • Forks Township • Palmer Township • Lower Mt. Bethel Township • Bucks County • Borough of Riegelsville • Median Household Income = $46,146

  3. DEMOGRAPHICS • 54.8% have Household Income < $50,000 • 68.9% are Owner Occupied Homes • MV/PI Aid Ratio = .5190 • 14.8% of Population is over age 65

  4. COLLECTION PROCESS • Easton • City Treasurer until 2004 • Outsourced in 2004 to Berkheimer • Local Bank walk-in collections • Elected Collectors in all other municipalities

  5. TAX BILLS • Easton 7,942 • Forks 5,802 • Palmer 8,468 • Lower Mt Bethel 629 • Riegelsville 405 23,246

  6. Northampton Co. Discount 7/1 – 9/1 Base 9/2 – 11/1 Penalty 11/2 – 4/15 Delinquent 4/15 Bucks Co. Discount 7/1 – 8/31 Base 9/1 – 10/31 Penalty 11/1 – 12/1 Delinquent 12/10 PAYMENT DEADLINES

  7. Northampton Co. 8/15 10/15 12/15 2/15 Bucks Co. 8/1 9/14 10/19 11/23 INSTALLMENT DATES

  8. % OF TAXPAYERS PAYING IN INSTALLMENTS • Easton 53% • Forks 17% • Palmer 25% • Lower Mt. Bethel 12% • Riegelsville 10%

  9. COST OF COLLECTION • Berkheimer - $2.60/ bill printed • Elected Collectors • $5,000 for first 2,500 bills collected • $1/bill thereafter

  10. % TAX LEVY COLLECTED IN CURRENT YEAR

  11. Jeff Bader Business Manager/Board Treasurer Easton Area School District 1801 Bushkill Drive Easton, PA 18040-8186 baderj@eastonsd.org Ph: (610) 250-2400 ext. 35013 Fax: (610) 923-8954