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Thursday, April 4, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
 

Lance: To the North Apollo Council. The council enacted an $80 per household and business ($40 per apartment) fee to fund the volunteer fire department. That $80 fee is approximately the amount a 3-mill tax increase — a 25-percent hike — would've raised. That's a lot. We're all for supporting the VFD, but reaching into the pocket of every property owner is not the answer. At the very least, this should've been put to a referendum for the voters to decide.

On the “Watch List”:

• Apollo-Kiski Township sewer talks. The sides are trying to reach an agreement regarding the township's use of the borough's new sewer lines. The formula should be simple — Kiski should pay for whatever percentage of flow enters the lines. But this is Apollo, where nothing is ever simple.

• The Allegheny Valley Joint Sewage Authority says the odor problem from its treatment plant on Freeport Road in Harmar has subsided, as it has found the right chemical combination to use in the digesters. Gee, does this sound familiar? This stink problem has existed for years — particularly in the summer months. We'll literally be “holding our breath” to discover if the solution truly has been found.

Break a leg: The spring musical season in our high schools is winding down, but there are still seven on tap in the coming month. Do yourself a favor and go to one. These kids put untold hours of effort into these plays and the talent at some of our schools is awesome.

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