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December 18, 2020

MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND INTENTION TO ENACT PROPOSED ORDINANCE

The Board of Supervisors of Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, hereby gives public notice of its intention to consider for enactment, and if appropriate enact, the following proposed Ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting to be held on December 28, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the Township Municipal Building, 147 Municipal Drive, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. A public hearing will be held at the above meeting to consider the proposed Ordinance. All interested persons are hereby given notice to attend the meeting and hearing, and to offer such testimony and comment in relation to the proposed Ordinance as they desire. The title and summary of the proposed Ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE V, VOLUNTEER SERVICE CREDIT PROGRAM, OF CHAPTER 176 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MIDDLE SMITHFIELD, AS HERETOFORE AMENDED; INCREASING THE TAX CREDIT AVAILABLE UNDER SECTION 176-53, REAL PROPERTY TAX CREDIT, TO ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF THE VOLUNTEER’S TOWNSHIP REAL ESTATE TAX LIABILITY, BEGINNING TOWNSHIP TAX YEAR 2021; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

The proposed Ordinance amends The Code of the Township of Middle Smithfield, Chapter 176, Article V, “Volunteer Service Credit Program”, § 176-53 REAL PROPERTY TAX CREDIT, Subparagraph A), Tax Credit, by adding the following sentence to the end of Subparagraph A): “Beginning tax year 2021, and thereafter, the tax credit is increased to One Hundred percent (100%) of the volunteer’s Township real estate tax liability on qualified real property.”

The proposed Ordinance provides for other miscellaneous matters.  The foregoing is only a summary of the proposed Ordinance.  Interested persons are encouraged to review the full text of the proposed Ordinance.

A complete and true copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file and may be examined, without charge or obtained for a charge no greater than the cost of reproduction, by the public at the Middle Smithfield Township Municipal Building, 147 Municipal Drive, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  A copy of the proposed Ordinance is also available for inspection at the newspaper publishing this legal notice and the Monroe County Law Library.

KING, SPRY, HERMAN, FREUND & FAUL LLC

Attorneys and Counselors

One West Broad Street, Suite 700

Bethlehem, PA 18018

By: Michael A. Gaul, Esquire

Solicitor-Township of Middle Smithfield