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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
January 15, 2020

            Pennsburg Borough Council will reopen its 2020 budget. The members will discuss the issue during a special meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan 20, according to an advertisement received by the Town and Country.

            "I believe some line items will probably change," administrative Manager Lisa Hiltz said Monday afternoon.

            According to President Diane Stevens, council will adjust borough income to reflect actual year-end numbers and revise expense accounts to balance the increased revenue anticipated. She stated the actions are permitted by the commonwealth's Borough Code.

            "We are not raising taxes," Stevens wrote in a text message received Monday.

            The language of the legal advertisement reserves council's right to discuss and act on any other business that may come before it.

            During the Jan. 6 reorganization meeting, council voted to table discussions regarding potential raises for municipal employees. Municipal officials were not told where the money for the raises would come from in the budget.

            In December, council approved a 2020 balanced budget totaling $2.148 million. The budget holds the line on taxes, maintaining a rate of 7.222 mills.

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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
January 15, 2020

New Hanover, Trumbauersville, Milford, Upper Salford also reorganize


            Joshua Stouch was named Chairman of the Douglass Township Board of Supervisors and Tom Wynne was appointed Vice Chair during the township's reorganization meeting on Jan. 6.

            According to Stouch, the board approved some administrative changes, including appointing Boyd and Karver as its new conflict counsel. He also wrote in a text message that the members approved shifting township employee Andrew Duncan from recycling and public works to an administrative position in order to assist with zoning, codes and other general duties.

            Stouch expressed a need to implement a clear vision to control development in the municipality. He stated that building and planning for the future of the township is of the utmost importance.

            "We have a new emergency services building being planned this year, and that is my primary focus," Stouch wrote in a text received Tuesday. 

            In New Hanover, the board of supervisors reelected Charles Garner as Chairman. Kurt Zebrowski was elected as the Vice Chairman. Marie Livelsberger retained her title as Treasurer.

            In Upper Salford, Theodore Poatsy will serve as the new Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Kevin O'Donnell was appointed Vice Chair.

            In Milford Township, the Board of Supervisors reappointed Charles Strunk as Chairman. Tom Courduff was appointed the Vice Chairman, according to information provided by Manager Jeff Vey.

            In Trumbauersville, Ed Child will continue to serve as council President. Chris Betz was reelected as the Vice President. Claire Conley was elected as ...



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