Ryan Twp. ap­proves ten­ta­tive bud­get with­out rais­ing taxes

The Republican Herald - - LOCAL - BY JOHN E. USALIS STAFF WRITER

BAR­NESVILLE — The Ryan Town­ship su­per­vi­sors ten­ta­tively ap­proved the 2018 bud­get that holds the line on taxes at Mon­day’s meet­ing.

The bud­get is ex­pected to be for­mally adopted at the su­per­vi­sors’ Dec. 11 meet­ing. The vote on Mon­day was 2-0, with board Chair­man David R. Mor­gan and Sec­re­tary/Trea­surer Franklin Fet­ter vot­ing in fa­vor. Vice Chair­man Clyde “Champ” Hol­man was not in at­ten­dance.

The bal­anced bud­get of $599,141.18 shows a slight in­crease of $11,872.42 over the 2017 bud­get of $587,268.76.

Real es­tate taxes will re­main at 4.125 mills. Each mill brings in about $28,000 in rev­enue.

The gen­eral fund ex­penses to­tal $344,175, They were $336,850 in 2017. The break­down — with 2017 fig­ures in paren­the­ses — is: • Gen­eral gov­ern­ment: $76,110 ($72,980). • Pub­lic safety: $44,950 ($44,950). • Pub­lic works: health and hu­man ser­vices: $3,100 ($3,100).

• Pub­lic works: high­ways, roads and streets: $157,415 ($150,820).

• Em­ployee ben­e­fits and in­sur­ance: $62,600 ($65,000).

Of the 4.125 mills, 3.5 mills go to the gen­eral fund, 0.5 mills go to the fire fund and 0.125 mills goes to the am­bu­lance and res­cue squad fund. The 2018 bud­get break­down is:

• Gen­eral fund: $344,175.

• Fund (liq­uid fu­els): $130,999.18.

• Refuse dis­posal fund: $104,668.

• Fire fund: $15,084.

• Am­bu­lance and res­cue squad fund: $4,215.

The bud­get is avail­able for in­spec­tion at the mu­nic­i­pal build­ing by ap­point­ment. Fet­ter said to call the mu­nic­i­pal build­ing at 570-467-2771 or his num­ber at 570-467-2612.

Dur­ing the so­lic­i­tor’s re­port, Christo­pher Riedlinger said he will pre­pare the res­o­lu­tion to set the tax mill­age for the new year. The res­o­lu­tion will be adopted at the De­cem­ber meet­ing for it to be ad­ver­tised.

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