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Nockamixon notes revenue increases aiding budget


Nockamixon Township has adopted a balanced budget for 2020, with the tax rate remaining at six mills, and including a “$100,000 carryover, the same every year, for the capital improvement fund.” Township supervisors approved the budget at their Nov. 21 public meeting.

Revenue increases were noted from real estate transfer taxes, and transfers from the capital equipment fund and a high yield money market fund.

Decreased expenses were noted for general government administration; IT/networking services; engineering fees; and building capital improvements. Increased expenses were noted for traffic signal purchases; road materials; and employer-paid benefits.

Also at the Nov. 21 meeting, supervisors saluted the service of Solicitor Jordan Yeager, who is leaving as a recently elected judge for the county Court of Common Pleas.

In addition, Township Manager/Treasurer Keith DeLuca announced he had completed a two-day training course for the state’s dirt and gravel roads program, which will certify him for five years going forward. This will allow the township to apply for grants that subsidize the cost of treating those roads for runoff control, helping to protect local streams from sediment buildup and other environmental problems.

The new supermarket in the commercial Harrow Station development, and the related reopening of the restaurant, at the intersection of Routes 611 and 412, were noted as fully operational, including the recently opened access via Route 412. In addition, the restaurant is adding dinner hours from Thursday through Sunday.

Supervisors had granted the developer an extended period to complete the punchlist for meeting the conditional-use land development plan, including still-remaining, nagging items related to PennDOT approvals and compliance.

Traffic flow concerns related to the project, an extensive area of activity for the township engineer, were noted as going well, including both the revised signal at the intersection, and continued access to the development via the next traffic signal to the south.