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May 30 2019 | 2019/2020 Proposed Operating Budget
TOWN OF RICH CREEK PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET-PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020

The Town Council of the Town of Rich Creek will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Budget for 2019-2020 on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM or as soon thereafter as the matter may be called on the agenda.

The hearing will be held at the Rich Creek Municipal Building at 140 North & Spruce St. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend and offer comments.

This budget proposes an increase to the In-Town and Out-of-Town water rates. All other rates will remain the same. The rates are as follows:

Real Estate Property $0.20 per $100, Personal Property $0.625 per $100, Personal Property Tax Relief 50%, Machinery & Tools $0.626 per $100, Motor Vehicle License Fee $20 per Vehicle, Motorcycle License Fee $10 per Motorcycle, Meals Tax 4%, Transient Tax 5%

Water/Sewer (In-Town) Current Rate: $39.72 Proposed Rate: $40.36*

Water/Sewer (Out-of-Town)Current Rate: $74.89 Proposed Rate: $76.01*

*(2,000 gal. min.)

A copy of the 2019-2020 Budget can be viewed during normal business hours at the Rich Creek Town Office. SUMMARY OF REVENUE & EXPENDITURES Rich Creek Revenue Estimate General Taxes 278,353 Police 23,280 Licenses 60,000 Utility Taxes 25,500 Intergovernmental 171,526 Recreation 21,000 Fire 10,000 Water Service 37,600 Sewer Service 270,000 Cigarette Tax 32,000 T-21 Grant Funds 885,000 Total Rich Creek Revenue Estimate $2,014,259 GlenCreek Revenue Estimate GlenCreek Waste Water Treatment Plant-Glen Lyn 20,203 GlenCreek Waste Water Treatment Plant-Rich Creek 92,478 Total GlenCreek Revenue Estimate $112,681 Total Combined Rich Creek/Glen Creek Estimated Revenue $2,126,940 Rich Creek Expenditure Estimate Administration 593,856 Police 71,047 Fire 16,987 Streets/T-21 Project 912,941 Buildings & Grounds 76,754 Debt Service 77,724 Water Dept. 141,657 Sewer Dept. 30,815 GCWWTPlant 92,478 Total Rich Creek Expenditure Estimate $2,014,259 GlenCreek Expenditure Estimate GlenCreek Waste Water Treatment Plant Operations 112,681 Total GlenCreek Expenditure Estimate $112,681 Total Combined Rich Creek/Glen Creek Estimated Expenditures $2,126,940
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Apr 16 2019 | SPRING NEWS LETTER
>Click HERE to view the newsletter.

A copy may also be picked up at the Town Office.

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Apr 16 2019 | 2018 Real Estate & Personal Property Taxes

The deadline to pay 2018 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes was on March 15, 2019. A 10% penalty has been added to all delinquent tax amounts due. Please call the Town Office (540) 726-3260, to get amount of tax now due.

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Apr 16 2019 | Town Council Meeting
The next meeting of Town Council will be held on Monday, August 12th at 6:00 PM.
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Jan 10 2018 | Water-Thermal Expansion
IS YOUR HOT WATER HEATER LEAKING? THE CAUSE COULD BE THERMAL EXPANSION! Simple physics tells us that when a fluid heats, it expands in volume. For a home water heater, this means that when a full tank of water is heated up, it may require more space than is available in the tank. This is a distinct problem in any closed water system, which can be identified by any system that has a one-way valve (such as a backflow valve, check valve, or pressure-reducing valve) designed to prevent water from expanding back into the town water supply. In a closed system, the extra water volume that results from heating puts stress on other parts of the plumbing system and can result in broken pipes, leaky taps, relief-line leaks, or a damaged or leaking water heater. If the water pressure increase is severe, there can be even more serious damage to the water heater, possibly posing a safety hazard. So, for reasons of safety, most plumbing codes require both residential and commercial plumbing systems have ways to accommodate water heater thermal expansion. WARNING: When water heater thermal expansion creates dangerously high water pressure, it can cause the top or bottom of the tank to bulge or rupture. A distorted water heater is quite dangerous and needs to be replaced. Look for any signs of deformity in the top or bottom surfaces of the water heater, or in the relief line or water connection nipples at the top of the tank. If you see any of these signs, have the water heater replaced immediately. The problem is more likely to occur on water heaters that do not have an expansion tank installed in the home's water system but do have a check valve on the cold water supply line. This check valve is designed to keep water expansion from pushed back into the town water system, but unless there is an expansion tank in the system, the pressure has nowhere to go--except to put stress on the water heater tank itself and surrounding pipes. In this kind of situation, it isn’t enough to replace the water heater, because the pressure fluctuation will continue to stress the plumbing system. Nor does the standard temperature and pressure-relief valve (T&P) adequately correct the water heater thermal expansion problem. The only truly effective solution is to install a water expansion tank that provides the extra space for water expanded through heating. If you know you have a closed plumbing system, or if you’ve had thermal expansion water heater damage, you should install an expansion tank. Required by plumbing codes, this safety precaution is a good way to prevent damage to your plumbing lines and fixtures.
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