Tax Increase For Telford Residents Next Year

Rising insurance rates have led to a tax increase in Telford. Homeowners will pay an extra 23 dollars next year in taxes. Insurance cost and other expenses led to the hike, which is just under three percent. Telford will use 692,000 dollars to redevelop its municipal park, near east Church Avenue. Telford’s will also have some renovation work done at its police station. The purchase of a police car for 15-grand is also in the budget plans. Telford Council is expected to approve the budget at its December 9th meeting. 

Local Cardiologist Gives Advice on Statin Drugs

A Sellersville cardiologist weighs in on the latest medical information that more people should be prescribed drugs to lower their cholesterol. Doctor Todd Aldefer says, he would consider several factors before writing a prescription for a patient.

“Family history, cholesterol, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, age, but your average 35 year old guy who has no health problems and no family history, you don’t necessarily need to treat just the number. You know, there are some things we have to start with, including diet, exercise and lifestyle before we consider any cholesterol fighting drugs.”

Doctor Alderfer was a guest on the AM Edition Thursday morning

Lockheed Martin To Close Bucks Co. Facility

Defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, has announced that it will close its Bucks County facility in Newtown Township by 2015. 800 employees will lose their jobs in the move. About 250 employees will continue to work for the company at a facility in Denver. The company will cut about 4,000 jobs nationwide. A top Lockheed Martin official cites government cutbacks as one of the reasons for the plant closures.

Towamencin Township Budget Rollout

Towamencin officials have rolled out a budget for next year.   It totals almost $17,000,000 across all funds and does not call for a property tax increase.   The spending plan continues the homestead exemption that allows homeowners to shield $59,000 of the assessed value of their residential property from taxation.   It also maintains municipal services at their current level.   While property taxes would remain stable under the proposed budget, sewer service charges would increase by $50 a year for homeowners that do not have a garbage disposal.

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