EMERICKVILLE — Having reviewed the proposed budget for 2018 in a previous work session, attention of the Pine Creek Supervisors was turned to the future at their regular monthly meeting.

Supervisor Jim Ford advanced the idea of raising the pay for new, or newly-elected supervisors, a topic which met with the approval of fellow supervisors Mike Himes and Don Pangallo. The planned increase would not affect any of the current board at this time unless they were to be re-elected.

The issue must be presented in the form of an ordinance. Secretary Tina Bernarduci was directed to contact the township solicitor to draw up the proper measure for a vote to be considered in December.

Rather than stating a specific sum, the supervisors indicated a preference to choose wording to match the current maximum stated in the Code for Townships of the Second Class.

Residents and other interested parties can review the proposed 2018 budget as stated in the required advertisement for the total financial plan in the combined general fund and state fund of $425,820.

Projected to be carried forward at the end of 2017 are the following amounts: General fund, $70,000; State fund, $30,000; and capital reserve of $4,500.

Pine Creek anticipates paying off the loan on their backhoe at the first of the coming year leaving only payments on the loan for the building addition as indebtedness.

Upcoming meetings for the Pine Creek Supervisors include: Tuesday, December 12, 2:00 p.m., adoption of budget at regular session; Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 2:00 p.m., annual re-organizational followed by regular January meetings.

All sessions are convened in the Township Building on Kerner Road, just off U.S. Route 322 in Emerickville.

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