Sewickley officials envision growth
By Stacey Federoff
Published: Friday, November 16, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Updated: Friday, December 28, 2012
Sewickley Township officials said they see the municipality moving forward, introducing a proposed budget for 2013 without a tax increase and advertising for a part-time office clerk.
“I feel like we're growing,” Supervisor Wanda Layman said after the board met Wednesday.
Property taxes for 2013 are projected to remain at 10 mills, with 2 mills dedicated to ambulance, rescue and emergency services. A mill generates $42,000 in revenue.
The proposed budget of about $1.57 million lists a reserve surplus of $602,453.
Supervisor Alan Fossi said the 2012 expenses came in under budget.
“Last year's performance was good,” he said.
The anticipated revenue from the Act 13 Marcellus shale impact fees, collected by the state and administered by the Public Utilities Commission, was added to the 2013 budget with no allocations, Layman said.
Supervisors used the 2012 figure, released on Nov. 2 as $141,256, to estimate a low figure of $112,000 for 2013.
“We always like to estimate low in our revenues and high in our expenses because if we have more coming in, we can carry that over,” she said.
Supervisors agreed to advertise for a new clerk in the township building because of increased activity.
Stacey Federoff is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-836-6660.
- Kovacevic: Why did Pens even get Iginla?
- Coach Tomlin, Steelers facing plenty of questions as OTAs start
- Improved depth could drive Pirates’ fortunes deep into season
- Penguins’ breakdown on Alfredsson goal changes series
- UPMC will cut 100 transcribers’ jobs
- Penguins Insider: Players’ focus in right place
- Senators exude confidence after stirring Game 3 victory
- Penguins notebook: Jokinen’s faceoff skills may be needed
- Candidates begin frantic last hours of campaigning as polls open
- Medical examiner: 24 dead in Oklahoma twister
- Heart patients accuse Excela of conspiracy
You must be signed in to add comments
To comment, click the Sign in or sign up at the very top of this page.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.