Leroy Township approves 2013 budget
LEROY TWP. - Township supervisors on Monday approved a 2013 budget and OK'd a road agreement.
A copy of the spending plan showed $128,285 in general fund expenditures and $145,904 in general fund revenue. It doesn't raise taxes.
A $10,000 capital reserve fund has been created in case any major expenses come up.
In other financial matters, supervisor Ted Tomlinson noted that the natural gas impact fee money was received shortly after last month's meeting. Leroy Township was allotted $168,616.22 in impact fee money.
The Act 13 impact fee is levied on companies that drill for natural gas.
The township has a new account for the money, but it hasn't yet decided what to spend the money on.
Supervisors approved a road agreement with Appalachia Midstream, a pipeline gathering company. Under the agreement, the company will fix any roads it damages.
Tomlinson noted that the company will videotape the roads to keep a record of the road conditions.
Supervisors declined to enter into the animal shelter agreement with the Bradford County Humane Society. Elsewhere in western Bradford County, Canton Borough has also turned down the agreement this year, which it has done in the past.
"I'm not in favor of it," supervisor Jason Krise said of the agreement. When asked for comment, Krise said he didn't think it was financially responsible for the supervisors to enter into the agreement. He said township residents can call the dog warden, if needed.
Supervisors approved a donation for the LeRoy Community Building, where they meet each month. They will give $200 to the LeRoy Community Association. Supervisor David Atherton-Ely said the building was a nice facility.
Next year, supervisors will continue meeting on the first Monday of the month, with the exception of September, when they will meet Sept. 9 due to the Labor Day holiday.
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