Treasure Lake Borough Denied
September 23, 2013
SANDY TOWNSHIP- Treasure lakes request to be separate from Sandy Township
and become its own borough has been denied by Clearfield County President Judge
Fredric J. Ammerman.
Treasure Lake residents pay property taxes to the township
and a $860 per lot per year assessment to the POA for administrative, security,
maintenance, amenity and other expenses. Since the roads in the development are
considered private, the township cannot spend tax money to maintain, pave or
The township receives 40-50 % of its annual real estate and
earned income taxes from Treasure Lake residents.
Ammerman detailed what state law requires to be considered
in such a case. He said that any speculative benefit to the 2,000 residents of
Treasure Lake would result in immediate and substantial harm to the more than
8,000 township residents who do not live in Treasure Lake.