- Eliminate property tax
- Promote economic growth and job creation
- Utilize common-sense approach to issues
- Promote working with others to achieve common goals
- Reduce government involvement in everyday life
- Understand the needs of people from a grass roots perspective
- Support a balanced budget
JACK and the 2nd AMENDMENT
- Jack has hunted since he was nine years old. He owns guns and has always been a strong supporter of the second amendment.
JACK and the FACTS ABOUT JACKSON TOWNSHIP PROPERTY TAXES
- Jack Rader has been a Supervisor in Jackson Township for 27 years. Since 1990, property taxes have only been raised 3 times
- 20 years ago in 1994 Jackson Township did away with the Occupational Privilege Tax, which was generally described as a nuisance tax. Families with 2 people working were taxed a total of $20 annually under that tax. To off-set that loss of revenue Jackson Township reduced expenses and raised the property tax by about $15 per household. The result was an overall tax reduction of $5 per household when two residents in the household worked.
- Approximately 10 years ago the Pocono Mountain School District used its authority to claim one-half of the Earned Income Tax that had been going to Jackson Township. As a result, in order to balance the budget and provided needed services, Jackson Township had to turn to its only other revenue source to recover the tax revenue taken by the school district. The property taxes were raised over a 2-year period to lessen the impact on its residents from the school district taking one-half of the Earned Income Tax.
- The only other time, since 1990, that property taxes were raised by Jackson Township was for the needs of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company. They are volunteers who serve the township and all its residents and who need and deserve proper equipment and supplies. Jackson Township has and will always support their efforts in serving the community. The supervisors enacted a 1 mil tax (about $25 per average household) designated specifically for the fire company with no proceeds going into the general township fund.
In short, since 1990, the only times property taxes were raised were
- For the elimination of another tax resulting in a $5 savings per household
- To replace tax revenues taken from Jackson Township by the Pocono Mountain School District
- To provide necessary emergency services to the residents.
Jackson Township has not raised property taxes in the last 9 years.