Mt. Pleasant council OKs balanced budget
For the eighth consecutive year, Mt. Pleasant Borough Council passed a balanced budget.
The 2014 budget will have revenues and expenditures of $1,219,634. A motion was passed to set the millage rate at 16 mills for 2014, which is the current rate.
“There was no tax increase with this budget, and there was no decrease in services,” Borough Manager Jeff Landy said. “This shows the plans we have to improve the borough — to make it better.”
Councilman Larry Tate commended Landy and the rest of the office staff and members of the finance committee for taking on the task of presenting a balanced budget to council for approval.
“I can remember when we used to sit up here until midnight or one in the morning going line item by line item, but this system is really working out well,” Tate said.
Landy said borough officials have worked hard at making all of the inner workings of the borough an open book.
“This council has been transparent and open with information,” he said. “This year was a year of challenges — listening to the wants and needs of the residents and fixing problems that should have been dealt with several years ago, and in 2014 we're ready to move forward with new challenges.”
Council also approved the Waste Water Treatment budget with revenues and expenditures at $614,350; Medic 10 budget with revenues of $518,740 and expenditures of $506,774.65; and liquid fuels budget with revenues of $85,929.48 and expenditures of $110,929.48, with a carryover from 2013 of $25,000.
A motion was passed to approve a one-year extension on the contract with Allied Waste for trash pickup in the borough. There is an option to extend it another year after the one-year extension.
District Judge Roger Eckels presented the borough with a $500 check to renew the license of the Reality Tour for 2014. The tour shows parents and students a mock emergency room scene and other behind-the-scenes events that take place when students and young people make dangerous decisions.
Eckels said more than 250 parents and children have come to the three Reality Tours that were presented this year.
Mayor Gerald Lucia said there recently was a home invasion at a residence on Washington Street. He reminded residents not to let strangers into their homes.
“When you see strangers, call 911 so the police can check on them before something drastic happens,” he said, adding that anyone from a utility company should have a badge as well as a vehicle belonging to the company they are claiming to represent.
Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Fair weather expected for opening of Fayette County Fair
- Connellsville Circles program fights poverty
- 3 taken into custody after shots fired at East Park in Connellsville
- Lower Tyrone supervisors unable to help property owner whose sewage permit was revoked based on DEP recommendation
- Connellsville’s Porter Theater to present ‘Seven Brides’
- Fayette County doctor expects to go to prison in prescription scheme
- Fayette warden wants to add 8 full-timers
- Man sentenced for fleeing from Redstone officer
- Hundreds to participate in Nicholson Memorial Bike Run to benefit cancer patients
- Connellsville police search for armed robber
- North Union strip mall fire contained to drug, alcohol treatment center