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The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 19th annual Community Golf Tournament on Oct. 22 at The Battleground Golf Course. The tournament is the
West Deer’s leaders are considering new rules that could stop low-income residents and senior citizens from having to pay increased real estate taxes.
Township Supervisor Brandon Forbes is pitching an idea that would add any township real estate tax increase as a lien on a person’s property.
It would not affect the property tax increases imposed by Deer Lakes School District.
Forbes said people who apply for the program would continue to pay the same amount of property taxes they paid before any increase. For example, if a person paid $400 in taxes, but the tax was increased by $50 to $450, that property owner would continue to pay only $400.
The deferred taxes would be paid by the homeowner upon sale or transfer of the home — just like any