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The Moon Board of Supervisors tonight will vote on approval of the township's 2012-2013 budget. The 2012-2013 budget maintains the property tax rate at 3.28 mills. The general operating budget for the year is $11.4 million. There will be $1.37 million transferred to the township's capital reserve fund for various projects, including summer road resurfacing. The board, which is slated to meet at 6 tonight in the Moon Municipal Building, approved a preliminary version of the budget at its Nov. 16 meeting. Click on the media above to view a complete version of document before the meeting, or visit the township's website. Check back with Patch for coverage of tonight's meeting.
Commissioner reports that while expenses are rising, a tax increase is not in the works.
Crescent Township Commissioner Karen Patton told fellow board members last night that she had to make large cuts while creating the township's 2012 preliminary budget. "We really had to condense for 2012," Patton said. "Public works, the police department and insurance are taking up huge chunks of the budget and are costing us a lot more than they were even in 2009." Patton said while operating expenses were rising, the township was committed to not raising taxes, making it difficult to balance next year's budget. But she also said that she is pleased with the result of the preliminary budget, which she developed alongside township manager Patience Eckhardt. "Patience and I sat for hours and hours to work on this budget and our total is…