3 Municipal Offices are elected this year, One Township Supervisor, a Tax Collector and one Auditor. District Judge, because it is really a County Office is shown on a separate page (click link on the sidebar). Below are our endorsed Township candidates.
TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR – 6 Year Term
TAX COLLECTOR – 4 Year Term
BARBARA BUCKNUM ELECTED TAX COLLECTOR
“EXPERIENCE, INTEGRITY, EFFICIENCY”
Barbara has worked in the Northampton Tax Office for over 20 years. She and her husband Walter have lived in Northampton Township for over 40 years while being involved in many school and community activities.
The system of tax collecting is governed by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth code and is based on a member of the community assuming the responsibility of billing, collecting and reporting tax revenues. The system has built-in checks and balances. The Northampton Tax Collector is responsible for almost 14,000 real estate tax parcels and over 26,000 personal taxes as well as almost 12,000 refuse fee billings.
This office collects over 49 million dollars in tax revenues each year. All accounts are balanced to the penny with over a 98% collection rate.
In the year 2000, this office gave thousands of printed real estate tax receipts to residents in order for the resident to file for the Century Tax Rebate which was initiated by Governor Ridge for school taxes paid in 1999. Barbara has maintained the high standards and work ethics established by her predecessor, Mildred J. Peterson and will continue her service to the community of Northampton Township with honesty and integrity.
Barbara is former Recording Secretary of the Bucks County Tax Collectors Association and member of the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors Association. In 1997 Barbara was the Registration Chairman for the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors Convention, which was held locally in Bucks County. She is also Secretary of the Northampton Township Republican Committee.
TOWNSHIP AUDITOR – 4 Year Term