April 15, 2015
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The Blue Ridge School Board accepted the administration’s budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning in July at its meeting on April 7th. The “preliminary” budget, which calls for no increase in local tax rates, will be available for public review for at least a month before formal adoption prior to the end of the current fiscal year on June 30. The plan estimates total expenditures of $17,192,560, with revenues to match.
The budget was only one of 25 items on the agenda for the evening, most of them passed in a single motion. The business of the meeting was conducted before the typically sparse audience that remained following awards and a brief concert.
Susquehanna Borough Council news is usually made by members present at the monthly meeting. So April 8th’s meeting was just a little bit different when President Varsik provided an explanation, most praiseworthy, for a member’s absence from council’s deliberations.
Present for the public portion—just under half an hour—were Mayor Nancy Hurley, Secretary/Treasurer Margaret Biegert, and council members Sue Crawford, John Hendrickson, Barbara Larsen, Kaylin Lindquist, Debbie Zayas. Joe Varsik was wielding the gavel.
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