Cumru Township contracts with the County of Berks to print and send out the real estate tax bills. Those bills include two fees, refuse and SMP, which are applicable to some properties but not others. SMP refers to the Sewage Management Program for on lot sewage (septic) systems.
The 2021 tax bills were printed with a change in the designation of “SMP” to “sewer.” For those properties with an on lot sewage system, the “sewer” (SMP) fee line should have an amount of $65.00. For those properties connected to the sanitary sewer system or which are undeveloped, the “sewer” (SMP) fee line should have an amount of $0.00.
Sanitary sewer system customers will continue to be billed via the quarterly post card style bills.
FOR THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN, DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO PLAY IN THE PILES OF SNOW IN ROAD RIGHTS OF WAY!
Cumru Township recognizes that the Post Office has certain requirements regarding the location and installation of mailboxes for those who elect roadside delivery. However, the Township does not assume responsibility for roadside mailboxes damaged or knocked down by snow plowing, because roadside mailboxes constitute encroachments within the legal highway right-of-way. The right-of-way is the area, adjacent to the road, afforded to the Township to move the snow off of the cartway in order to provide passage for emergency services to your area.
The goal of winter road maintenance operations is to maintain safe and passable roads. Often, keeping roads open means plowing snow and/or ice to the edge of roads, within the right-of-way. Since the mailbox is also placed within the legal right-of-way, and becomes an obstruction in the right-of-way, roadside mailbox maintenance becomes the responsibility of the homeowner.