Budget deliberations to begin
Towamencin Township’s 2013 budget deliberations, scheduled to begin early next month, will include debate concerning deferred street paving and police vehicle purchases, according to board of supervisors Chairman Dan Littley.
He said the meetings, which start Oct. 3, could determine the future of the Towamencin Community Pool.
“It’s all going to be on the table,” Littley said.
In recent years, the township board of supervisors has approved budgets Littley has described as austere. He says next year’s could be equally as frugal.
“The economy has not turned around the way Washington says it has,” Littley said.
The supervisor urges township residents to attend the public sessions, held at 7 p.m. in the township meeting room at 1090 Troxel ooad.
“Citizens should come to be informed about where the revenues come from and what the expenses are,” Littley said. “Folks need to come out to understand what is going on.”
During three work sessions, the supervisors, along with Township Manager oob Ford, receive budget presentations from municipal department heads.
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Nov. 7, the municipality’s ,7, finDnFH Dnd DdPLnLsWrDWLYH departments will be scrutinized, according to the information provided by Ford.
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One week later, the supervisors expect to vote to advertise the proposed 2013 budgHW, wLWh finDO adoption slated for December, according to the same information.