Schuylkill Township board of supers okay tentative budget for new year
The Schuylkill Township board of supervisors approved a motion to adopt a tentative budget for the new year.
At Wednesday's regular monthly meeting, the board announced that the 2011 tentative budget projects total revenue of $414,300 and total expenditures of $402,000.
The proposed budget will be available for inspection at the township office in Mary D for a period of twenty days.
In other fiscal matters, the board passed a resolution for Community Development Block Grant funding for a county grant on behalf of Tuscarora Fire Company.
Also, township Secretary Mary Bubel indicated that 14 delinquent garbage bills were sent to District Judge David Plachko on Oct. 22, and four of those residents are now making payments.
"We hope to collect them all," said Bubel.
Chairperson Linda DeCindio reported that the township saved significant costs recently in the construction of a foundation for a new salt shed located near the township building.
DeCindio said Supervisor Charles Hosler and maintenance employee Joe Pedron used their skills to put in the foundation costing only one-third of what the township would have paid to hire a contractor to perform the task.
Atty. Michael Greek, solicitor, advised the board that he has completed two ordinances pertaining to street openings, one of which involves a fee schedule.
Another ordinance pertaining to the flood plain is also under way pending a review by an engineer and the Department of Community and Economic Development.
In other action, the board approved the amending of articles of incorporation of the Schuylkill Valley Sewer Authority. The request comes at the request of the SVSA. The SVSA is proposing removal of existing language that allows one board member to be a non-resident of the SVSA participating municipalities.
If all municipalities are in agreement, the articles of incorporation would require all board members to be residents of the local communities served by the SVSA.
Code Enforcement Officer Dan DeCindio reported the illegal dumping of garbage bags behind the new baseball field in Mary D. DeCindio said the matter was investigated by police.
DeCindio also took action regarding a complaint about barking dogs. In addition, he reported that he sent letters to two Mary D property owners regarding property clean up.
In observance of upcoming Veterans Day, DeCindio led the board and attendees in acknowledging and saluting veterans of the armed services who happened to be in attendance.
They included Thomas Slane and Michael Greek, U. S. Army, and Dan DeCindio, U. S. Navy.
The board also offered gratitude to employees of Silberline Manufacturing Co., Hometown, after employees planted 65 sugar maple trees at the Mary D Fire Company Sports Complex to commemorate Silberline's 65th anniversary. Also thanked was Bill Reichert of the Schuylkill Conservation District, who assisted with the project.