Butler Township’s 2024 budget will be balanced using existing anticipated revenue for the 13th year in a row.
Township commissioners approved a preliminary budget of just over $11 million with no property tax increase during their meeting Wednesday night. The commissioners also decided to not collect the $5 per capita tax next year due to revenue increases and administrative expense.
According to Township manager Tom Knights, the size of the budget is expected to increase by over $1.7 million compared to the current year. This figure includes the over two million dollar Hansen Avenue and Whitestown Road realignment project of which two thirds will come from a state grant but the township remains responsible for $700,000.
Budgetary expenses include two new police vehicles, as well as a 550 dump truck with snowplow for use by the road department. The costs of many items and utilities have continued to increase this year.
The commissioners will finalize the plan for next year with a vote next month.