Walker passes budget with no tax increase
During a meeting Thursday, supervisors approved the 2014 budget for Walker Township, with no tax increase. Revenues and expenditures are equal at $418,753, which will allow the millage rate to remain at 5.04.
During department reports, road master Chad Felty said that he's been able to stockpile enough waste oil to heat the township's garage for the winter. After the meeting, Felty explained that he collects waste oil from vehicle repair businesses in the township, which he filters and stores in drums. On average it takes about 1,000 gallons to heat the garage during the winter months, and Felty has been able to use recycled oil to negate that cost for the past two years.
The township's police officer, Todd Woodward, said that he's in the latter stages of installing a records management system in a township computer, which will be used to store documents and information.
Woodward explained that when the system is installed, he'll be able to cross-reference information about individuals and vehicles that he's contacted as part of his police work in the township. He'll also be able to print information as needed to support the township in court cases.
Supervisors accepted the resignation of assistant zoning officer Elizabeth Leiby, who has served in that role for 20 years.