No tax hike in Upper Tyrone
Residents in Upper Tyrone Township will not see a property tax increase in 2013.
Supervisors Tuesday passed a tentative 2013 spending plan.
The proposed budget sets revenues and expenditures at $281,612.
The tax rate would remain at .642 mills. Supervisors plan to adopt the final budget at the meeting on Dec. 11.
In other business, supervisors passed a motion to direct the township secretary to advertise an intent to appoint a certified or competent public accountant to conduct the audit for all of the accounts of the township for 2012.
They plan to make the appointment at the December meeting. Supervisor Sam Killinger abstained from the vote since his wife is a township auditor.
Supervisors agreed to hire Debbie Rulli to assist with filing on a part-time basis at the rate of $10 an hour.
Supervisor Bill Edwards said the reason for the hire is because the township has a lot of old records that have to be destroyed and Rulli will be helping the secretary go through all of them. Killinger voted no to this motion.
Resident Scott Keller questioned why, in both instances, the supervisors are looking at hiring or are hiring individuals to do the work of people that are already appointed or hired by the township.
“Why would you hire someone when we have people to do these things,” he said. “You're just spending money that doesn't need to be spent.”
Keller questioned why supervisors were paving alleys now. Edwards said that while it's not a common practice, it has been done in the past.
Rachel Basinger is a freelance writer.
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