This November, Lower Moreland Township voters will be asked if preserving open space is worth a one quarter of a one percent increase in their Earned Income Tax. With the Township unable to fund the purchase of open space, the Board of Commissioners is posing this ballot question to tax payers to see if the general public has interest. The ballot question will read:
"Do you favor the imposition of an additional Earned Income Tax at the rate of .250% by Lower Moreland Township to be used for financing the acquisition of open space, recreation, park and/or historical lands; for the purpose of developing, improving, designing and maintaining such open space land?"
If adopted, the Board of Commissioners, per the Open Space Lands Act, would be authorized to preserve and acquire lands for open space, park land, historical and recreational purposes, as well as to develop, improve, design, engineer and maintain open space lands with dedicated open space taxes.
The Township will be holding two open house public information sessions:
- Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.