April 27, 2016

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Budget Issues Occupy Susky

Susquehanna Community School District will unveil its 2016-17 school budget at its next meeting--on Wednesday, May 12, 2016. The watchword for that budget will be conservatism. It isn’t simply the School Board’s frugality with tax dollars that drives conservation of tax revenues. Board members and administration are necessarily uneasy and uncertain about the amount of state aid that may ultimately reach the district. District Superintendent Bronson Stone and Business Manager Gary Kiernan are still awaiting the bottom line 2015-16 budget aid figure--one that should have been agreed upon by June 30 of last year! It is anticipated that at some point during May 2016 the State Department of Education will notify the District of last year’s mystery figure.

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Feds Visit Harford

The United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, wanted to celebrate Earth Day by distributing money for environment-related projects through his department’s Rural Development office.  Earth Day is actually Friday, April 22, but Mr. Vilsack sent a group of his local people to Harford a couple days early to announce the award of a $1.9 million loan to the township to renovate its 23-year-old sewer system.  The 40-year low-interest loan will be used to rebuild the sewage plant, and to replace many of the aging pumps in the system.

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