Buffalo Township plans vote on $1.9M spending plan

| Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 12:46 a.m.

Buffalo Township real estate taxes are scheduled to remain the same for next year.

Supervisors on Wednesday night announced a proposed $1.9 million budget that would keep the township's property tax rate at 3.38 mills. Next year's spending proposal is about $250,000 more than this year's. The largest expense is a $325,000 outlay for police wages. Supervisors plan to vote on adopting a final budget on Dec. 11.

Residents can review the budget posted at the township building for the next 20 working days.

The township will pursue a $75,000 tax anticipation loan to serve as a financial bridge during the early part of next year.

In other business

• Supervisors approved a proposal from Joe Worthington to establish Joe's Auto Sales along Route 356 (South Pike Road).

The township's planning commission had Worthington allot eight more parking spaces in a revised site plan to conform with township requirements.

Worthington has to get access to Route 356 from PennDOT.

• A proposal from Advanced Communications in Lower Burrell to upgrade and modernize the township's website will be considered by supervisors on Dec. 11.

Office personnel will be trained to make website changes whenever necessary.

• Supervisors will enter into an agreement with SSI Computer Services to buy software security for two police computers for $20 per computer monthly.

George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.

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