How much will Governor Wolf’s proposed fees for state police protection cost local municipalities? According to one database, a lot.
The Governor made the idea a part of his 2019 budget proposal. According to Wallace McKelvey of PennLive.Com, the program includes a sliding scale that would charge municipalities based on population. A municipality with less than 2,000 residents would be charged $8 dollars a person while a municipality of more than 20,000 would be charged $166 per person.
McKelvey included a database that calculated how much each municipality would pay. According to that database, Winslow Township, with a population of 2,590, would be charged $17 a person. That comes to $44,030. Falls Creek Borough, with a population of 977, would pay $7,816. Reynoldsville and Sykesville Boroughs have their own police forces and are not listed on the database.
To read the article and use the database, click here.