The county commissioners Thursday agreed to collect the local and county real estate taxes for the Borough of Montoursville and Piatt, Nippenose and McHenry townships.
The municipalities have no elected tax collector, said Robert J. Noll, director of county Fiscal Services.
McHenry Township was without an elected tax collector after the most recent general election in November, he said. The other municipalities were without tax collectors and agreed to allow the county to collect their taxes during previous years, he said.
By having the county collect the taxes, the municipalities and county will save a "substantial" amount of money, Noll said. The municipalities only will have to pay the postage for mailing tax bills, he said.
Prior to the November election, the county provided tax collection services to 12 municipalities without elected tax collectors. Following the election, another 12 municipalities, including McHenry Township, were without tax collectors, he said.
In other business, the commissioners approved a $250,000 line of credit with Citizens and Northern Bank for the county Recreation Authority.
The line of credit will allow the authority, which operates the White Deer Golf Course in Brady Township, to have operating cash during periods of slow business, Noll said.
The county will deposit money into an account with the bank as collateral for the line of credit, he said.
The commissioners approved an agreement with the Borough of South Williamsport to provide the borough with zoning services through March.