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No property tax hike in Pittston Twp. budget

December 17. 2013 11:57PM
GERI GIBBONS Times Leader Correspondent

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PITTSTON TWP. — Supervisors unanimously adopted the $3.425 million 2014 budget on Monday night with no property tax increase.

The budget includes upgrade of police department equipment, ambulance membership reimbursement, construction of a new police center and a down payment on a new fire truck.

In another matter, the board awarded its 2014 garbage bag contract to DynaPak, low bidder at $19,760.

Michael Fiorielli, CPA, was appointed as auditor of its 2013 financial records at a cost to the township of $3,550.

The board approved a request by Ashburn Advisors, grant writers for Interstate Expansion Project, for the township to act as host for application for Local Share Account state gaming money.

Secretary John Bonita said the township would hold no financial liability as a result of hosting the application. He said that if approved the grant would provide employment opportunities for township residents.

In another matter, the supervisors thanked Ron Marcellini for his six years of service to the township as a supervisor. Marcellini said he always tried to act in the best interest of residents, remembering his responsibility to them.

“I have every confidence that Barbara Attardo, who will take her position as supervisor in January, will do a great job,” he said.

Attardo’s late husband also served on the board.

The reorganization meeting will be 7 p.m. Jan. 6..

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