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Post-Flood Information and Resources

Assistance is also available through Disaster Recovery Centers set up by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Six centers are opening across central and eastern Pennsylvania, including one in Wyoming County. Disaster Recovery Centers: 41 Philadelphia Ave., Tunkhannock Opening Thursday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. […]

2011 Municipal Primary Results

Click here for County-Wide results: PRECINCT REPORT       SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PENNSYLVAN RUN DATE:05/17/11     MUNICIPAL PRIMARY RUN TIME:11:32 PM     MAY 17, 2011 STATISTICS 0012 FRANKLIN TWP – 012 VOTES  PERCENT REGISTERED VOTERS – TOTAL .  .  .  .  .  .    518 REGISTERED VOTERS – REPUBLICAN  .  .  .  .    366   70.66 REGISTERED VOTERS – DEMOCRATIC  .  .  […]

PA Legislative Rundown 5/5/2011

A Look Ahead to Next Week Committee Meetings of Interest to Townships (All meetings are at the Capitol in Harrisburg unless otherwise noted)   Monday, 5/9: – The House Labor and Industry Committee will consider: HB 916 (Amends the Unemployment Compensation Law to further providing for definitions, the establishment and maintenance of employer’s reserve accounts; […]

PA Legislative Rundown 4/28

NEW ACT Act 1 of 2011 (HB 377): Signed: April 25, 2011  Major provisions: * Amends the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act (Act 45 of 1999) to exclude the automatic fire sprinkler requirements in the 2009 ICC International Residential Code from the UCC.  * Requires builders to explain the costs and benefits of installing automatic sprinkler […]

State Police Local Services Fee Legislation Reintroduced

PSATS Week in Review It was only a matter of time, but legislation was reintroduced this session to levy a fee on most municipalities that rely solely or partly on the State Police for local patrol services.  HB 1228 (like House Bill 1500 from last session) would impose a fee for full-time State Police patrols […]

Senators Propose School District Mandate Relief

Members of the state Senate Education Committee unveiled a sweeping package of legislative proposals Tuesday to give public schools relief from state mandates so they can better cope with looming cuts in state aid.  The 18 bills would include requiring a two-thirds vote by a school board to increase property taxes, allowing teacher furloughs for […]

Corbett Says He Might Support a Local Drilling Impact Fee

Gov. Tom Corbett has long held that he would not support a natural gas severance tax.  However, he recently said that he might support a local fee on drillers.  Speaking to reporters Wednesday, the Governor echoed previous statements from his staff that an impact fee that aids local governments is something he would consider. “I […]

SB 237 – Police Fine Monies

– SB 237 (Tartaglione, R-Philadelphia) (PN 722): Would amend Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) in budget and finance, to stipulate that when prosecution under any other provision of Title 75 (Vehicles) is the result of State Police action, but occurs in a municipality that has a population of not more than 3,000 or that […]

2011 Budget

GENERAL:     Revenue       355.05 · Pension System State Aid 4,200.00     301.10 · REAL ESTATE TAX-CURRENT 150,000.00     301.40 · REAL ESTATE TAX-DELINQ. 6,000.00     310.01 · Per Capita Tax 0.00     310.10 · Real Estate Transfer Tax 10,000.00     301.12 · Capital Reserve Tax 16,000.00 […]

September is National Preparedness Month

With summer coming to an end, these last few weeks have probably been busy as you prepare for the start of another school year, maybe make plans for one last warm-weather getaway, and start thinking about the holidays ahead. While these things may be high on your priority list, one thing probably has been put […]