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Perry Township passes tentative budget

| Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Perry Township Supervisors passed a tentative budget for 2014 setting revenues and expenditures at $723,360.

”The budget pretty much stayed the same,” Supervisor Janet Galla said. “Although we did see a decrease in the liquid fuels of about $3,000.”

Chairman A.J. Boni said the decrease in funding would reflect on the amount of chipping and tarring the township will be able to do in the upcoming year.

”The bottom line is that it is used for our tarring and chipping,” Boni said. “We have been fortunate in the past to spend liquid fuels on the roads.”

Boni said the township is still working on mowing along the roads and has been busy with grading work and is also getting ready for the change in seasons.

“We're getting our ashes stocked for the year,” Boni said. “We've also been patching some holes and we continue to do maintenance on our equipment.”

Perry Township resident Art Shipley of Wickhaven asked supervisors if there were any restrictions or regulations on the draining of swimming pools or hot tubs.

”My neighbor continues to drain his swimming pool and it runs through his yard down into my yard then into the creek,” Shipley said. “He does this several times a year and I know he has a hot tub.”

Shipley said he contacted the county to check on regulations and was told that is was up to the municipality to have regulations regarding drainage on pools.

“We regulate storm water,” Boni said. “We don't really regulate anything like that (swimming pool)”

Shipley said he was told to contact the DEP.

Township solicitor Don McCue said the issue was between Shipley and the neighbor.

“That is a civil matter between property owners,” McCue said.

The supervisors voted to advertise the selling of the township's present truck which is a 2006 F350 Ford.

Supervisors passed a motion to advertise to sell the vehicle with a minimum bid set at $17,000.

A second motion was passed to enter into agreement for the purchase of a new 2014 F350 truck.

Trick or treat for the township was set for 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 with the parade to follow at 4 p.m.

The parade will be held in the circle area of Perryopolis.

Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.

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