The Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive flying insect with distinctive markings, is now in Worcester Township. The destructive species, which has been steadily increasing geographically, was found in parts of northern Montgomery County in 2017, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Spotted Lanternflies are not known to bite, sting or attack people, pets or livestock. But the great damage the insects inflict on agriculture and forestry products threatens the Commonwealth’s farming and forestry industries.
Questions about this invasive pest? Please click here to visit the Department of Agriculture's Spotted Lanternfly website for some good information, resource links, and an interactive map that shows the latest quarantine areas throughout the Commonwealth.
The Board of Supervisors is considering the sale of three Township-owned building lots. The building lots are not open space, and the building lots are not along the Zacharias Creek! Click here to get the straight facts about the Meadow Lane building lots.
The Ladies Auxiliary Worcester Volunteer Fire Department will host its 2018 Fall Craft Show at the Worcester Firehouse, 1725 Valley Forge Road, on Saturday, November 10, from 9am to 2pm. It's a perfect opportunity to pick-up a unique gift for that special someone... while supporting the many men and women who are always ready to answer the call for help, and who work so hard to keep Worcester Township, and our familes, safe.
Like low taxes and local government that’s sensible and responsible? Then there’s a lot to like about Worcester Township. The 2018 Budget includes no new taxes and no tax increases. And the Budget maintains the higher-quality services and programs our community enjoys today.
The current Township real estate tax, at 0.05 mills, is the lowest municipal millage rate in Montgomery County. This means that the owner of a property in Worcester Township that is assessed at $400,000 pays $20 in property tax to the Township. This same owner pays $1,539 in property tax to Montgomery County (3.849 mills), and $11,783 in property tax to the Methacton School District (29.4585 mills).
The Budget funds more than $825,000 in road improvements (to keep roads safe), provides a 5% increase to the Township’s contribution to the Worcester Volunteer Fire Department (our community’s all-volunteer emergency service provider) and replaces important Public Works equipment (that have reached the end of its useful life).
The 2018 Budget also includes a 1% increase in residential and commercial sewer rates. For residential customers the sewer rate will increase by about $0.44 per month.
For all the details click here to view the 2018 Budget.