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West Penn is negotiating with tax collection agency

Published November 08. 2011 05:00PM

The West Penn Township board of supervisors began discussing an agreement with Centax, a tax collection agency to collect the local services tax for the township, at Monday evening's meeting in the municipal building.

If approved, Centax will receive 1.35 percent-worth in fees of the total amount of taxes collected. Berkhimer Tax Administrator currently handles these taxes. Chairman Alfonso Martinez was not sure what Berkhimer's rates are, but remembers they are higher than Centax's. The board will advertise this for the December meeting.

At last month's budget meeting, the board designated Road Crew Leader Jeremy Frable the representative for the township with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on disaster relief. At last night's meeting, Township Clerk Herb Woodring was made the alternate to act on behalf of the township if Frable is unavailable.

Embrovac LLC, a poultry and egg farm located on Dairy Road, requested that the board allow it to use heavier feed trucks on township roads. Before the board can consider the request, Township Engineer Ronald B. Madison, PE has to review the following: the current size of the truck, the proposed size of the truck, the number of axles, the distance each axle is separated, the number of trips per week and the distance being traveled all information the board does not yet have.

The land development plan was granted a 90-day extension, which the planning commission recommended, to add a subdivision on Thomas W. Smith's property on Penn Drive on Route 443. The board also approved a resolution to add a lot on Cynthia and Steven Hatton's property on Mush Dahl Road near Route 309.

Next board of supervisors meeting is on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building.

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