Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Two for the Price of None

Forgive the headline but really, its not like any of you pay to get this blog or anything....

Anyway, you can say what you want about Douglass (Mont.) Township, but lately their meetings have really been streamlined.

They start a half-hour after Upper Pottsgrove's and finish up at least half-hour before.

Of course, having yet to master the being-in-two-places-at-once trick, I usually have to pick one, but I've come to learn I can often catch a good portion of both if I time it right.

So this month, not only did Douglass start later and end earlier, they also slipped in a last-minute tax increase to boot.

After announcing a budget that would not raise taxes for the ninth straight year last month, the supervisors decided that a one-tenth-of-a-a-mill hike is necessary to help the fire and ambulance companies continue to provide services.

The only objection came from resident Alex Brumwell of Middle Creek Road who objected not so much to the reason for the increase, as the seemingly last minute nature of it.

Meanwhile, down the road in Upper Pottsgrove, where the fire company was hoping for a fire tax hike to help them buy a new truck, the firemen had to be satisfied with the commissioner's decision to take $50,000 out of surplus to supplement the fire fund.

Without further ado, here are the Tweets.

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