Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Forks Township officials will try to figure out a fiscal plan for the township for the next five-to-seven years.
Township officials will gather Thursday night for a special meeting to discuss a long-range plan for the township's financial future. After deciding at the end of last year to skip a tax hike for 2013, the board decided it should examine its financial outlook and come up with a plan to deter any major tax hikes down the road. The board bickered and battled at its recent meeting over the Community Days fireworks display and over giving a $5,000 grant to the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township. The special meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., March 14, in the chambers of the township municipal building.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Forks Township supervisors will hold a special meeting Thursday to discuss a future financial plan.
Forks Township supervisors will gather Thursday for a special meeting to discuss the township's financial future. The supervisors, who did not institute a tax hike for 2013, believe they need a five-year projection of financial costs to see what kind of shape Forks will be in. A draft of that plan has been completed and will be dissected at the meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in municipal hall. With supervisors debating over spending $6,000 over the Community Days fireworks display and balking at giving a $5,000 grant to a business association, officials say they are reviewing every little penny and paper clip. Are you worried about Forks' financial future? Please take our poll below and leave your comments about what you are worried about the …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A house caught fire, a bakery announced its sale, an auto scam was revealed and Palmer police led the ranks of the township's top earners.
Forks Township seemed to lead the local news this week as a house caught fire, a man was nabbed in an alleged auto scam, a popular bakery was losing its founders and the township supervisors fought over finances. The Top 10 earners in 2012 for Palmer Township were also revealed. A fire ripped through the garage of a Forks Township home Thursday night, destroying a car and displacing the two people who lived in the house. It was deemed accidental. See the video of firefighters battling the blaze. Eight members of the Palmer Township Police Department were among the township's Top 10 highest paid employees in 2012. The township manager and a public works official made the cut too. U.S. Attorney's Office charged a Forks Township man with …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Forks Township manager says draft of future township plan has been completed.
Forks Township officials are starting to focus on the future. After deciding to not institute a tax hike for 2013, officials are hard at work formulating a financial forecast for the next five to seven years to ensure that there's a balance between curbing financial costs and planning for future growth. Township Manager John Cornell told supervisors at the recent work session that a draft of that plan is just about ready. "We're not here for discussion," Cornell said. "We're going to start digging into it." Cornell said that separate work sessions -- possibly several -- to go over the plan will be scheduled. He said a schedule for those work sessions may be set up at Thursday's supervisors meeting. The plan was sparked by Supervisor Dan …