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Bullskin supervisors adopt tentative budget

Bullskin Township supervisors have passed a balanced $1.98 million tentative 2011 budget that holds the line on property taxes.

Millage remains at 0.459, a rate unchanged in about 50 years.

Major expense estimates include $335,000 for salaries, $100,000 for paving, $118,176 for health insurance, $80,000 for salt and ashes, $46,689 for road repairs, $35,000 for workers compensation insurance and $22,500 for general liability insurance.

Major income sources include $475,000 in estimated earned income taxes, $258,429 in liquid fuels funding, $118,000 in property taxes and $85,000 in franchise fees. State fines should bring in $10,500 with local fines estimated at $5,000.

The budget must sit for 30 days before final approval at the December meeting.

In other business, supervisors took action to make residents more safe. They:

• adopted an ordinance establishing a speed limit of 25 mph on Poorbaugh Road between Metzger and Keefer roads.

• appointed Bob Killinger as alternate sewage enforcement officer, filling a long-time vacancy.


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