Saturday, October 23, 2010

No tax increases for Forks Township

Great news for the taxpayers of Forks Township. No tax increases are being proposed in 2011. The following is a quick summary of the proposed 2011 budget.

2011 Budget Summary:

  • Total Operating Revenue: $7.93M
  • Total Operating Expense: $7.93M
  • Carryover Balance: $971,765
  • Police Department: $2.84M
  • Public Works: $945,602
  • FTAA: $113,061

Now the 2011 budget will follow the established timelines for approval. The entire budget will be available for public review and inspection start

  • November 4:  BoS approval of preliminary budget
  • November 18: BoS approval to advertise 2011 budget
  • November 19: Budget make available for public inspection
  • December 16: Final BoS budget approval

Welcome to our new Parks and Recreation Director

Rachel Sulzbach, a Bangor resident, was appointed as our new Parks and Recreation Director. FAC would like to extend a warm welcome to Rachel. We know you will do a great job!

Rachel was the Northeast Regional Director- Program Management for the Girls Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania.  Rachel will start on November 8, 2010.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Update on the Forks Township Historical Ordnance


At the last Planning Commission meeting, our planners debated and discussed the latest version of the Historical Ordnance. Read the new Morning Call reporter, Adam Clark, account of the meeting.

Additionally, three BoS member weigh-in on the historical Ordnance.  According the Morning Call article, “Supervisor David Billings and board Chairman Erik Chuss both said Friday that they want to preserve historical buildings but believe the township needs to find a balance that doesn't restrict property owners. Supervisor C. David Howell said restrictions on property owners could prevent them from improving their buildings, which would be bad for the township”.

Weis Market Construction

If you have not noticed, Weis market construction is well underway. Right now, the road improvements along Uhler Road have stated and this will help with increased traffic created by the market.

The Weis market should open in the first quarter of 2010.