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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Potter County Commissioners Have Final 2008 Meeting

County’s 2009 Budget Approved

budgettttt1Potter County’s 2009 operating budget was approved by a unanimous vote of the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday. There were no significant revisions to the spending plan since it was first made available for public inspection and review earlier this month.

County Spending $7 Million--No Tax Increase

The budget calls for expenditures of just over $7 million. Real estate taxes will be assessed at 12.3 mills for the third consecutive year. The commissioners expressed appreciation to department heads and elected officials for their cooperation in developing the budget. They also said they’ll be working to control expenses in 2009 and hope to avoid raising real estate taxes in 2010.

Bids Received For School Jobs

Also at Wednesday’s meeting, the commissioners tabled for further review three bids received for part-time positions to supervise or assist with after-school activities for middle school students in the Galeton, Oswayo Valley and Northern Potter school districts. These are contract positions, administered by Potter County Human Services.

Borrowed $1 Million At 3.5%

The board also approved a tax anticipation note from First National Bank of Port Allegany for up to $1 million, at an interest rate of 3.5 percent.

Two Reappointed To Conservation District

Commissioner Doug Morley and Leroy White were reappointed to the Potter County Conservation District Board of Directors.

Favorable Natural Gas Price Locked In

A contract between the county and UGI Energy Services was approved, locking-in natural gas prices at $6.98 per dekatherm for the courthouse, Gunzburger Building and Potter County Human Services from April through October 2009. Potter County Today

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