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Written by Mary Gibbs Kershner, Correspondent
June 29, 2022

            Recently, there has been discussion in the media of a temporary reduction in the gasoline tax in Pennsylvania.  On Thursday night at the Washington Township board of supervisors meeting, Chairman Dave Moyer explained a reduction in the gas tax will hurt local municipalities and, by extension, taxpayers.

            The gasoline tax funds liquid fuel allocations that municipalities receive from the state.  According to Moyer liquid fuel allocations are the only funding townships and boroughs receive from the state.  Municipalities use liquid fuel monies to purchase equipment, blacktop local roads, and buy salt for roads in the winter.  He explained if liquid fuel allocations were reduced because the gas tax was reduced, municipalities would be forced to increase taxes to make up the difference. 

Moyer urged township residents to contact their state representatives and state senator to urge no reduction in the gas tax. "Ultimately, it will hurt the taxpayers," he said.

            In other matters, a resident of Bally Springs development, Steve Markley, requested the township act on the excessive speeding that occurs along County Line Road. Speeding is an ongoing issue along the road. Markley explained that County Line Road is posted at 35 mph, but vehicles are speeding up to 75 mph.

            County Line Road is primarily a residential street with many children living nearby.  The board of supervisors explained that ...



Written by Candace Perry, Correspondent
June 29, 2022

            The Red Hill borough staff gets many requests to use the community park for different purposes, but it hasn't been clear what is allowed and what isn't.

            The Red Hill Borough Council sorted through these rules at their meeting on Tuesday, June 28.

            Council Member Kevin Stephenson clearly defined park usage as "active recreation vs. passive recreation" and said that "active recreation is potentially being hit by something" such as playing baseball.

            The council determined that the section of the park known as Godshall Park would be the area where people could play ball and other active sports. No horseshoe playing or golf will be allowed in any section of the park.

            The parks committee will be working on an amendment to the ordinance on park rules.

            In other news, council president Doris Decker opened the bid for ...



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