Bettsville discusses appropriation

BETTSVILLE – The re-appropriation of $120,000 was discussed Tuesday at the Bettsville Village Council meeting.

Mayor Scot Harrison explained this money is to be used for a variety of items needed by the village.

Council members agreed to accept the appropriation letter.

A new or used police cruiser, a roof and new windows in the EMS building, and repair of a culvert are a few items the money may be used for.

Lightning recently hit the electrical switch on the Verizon tower and may take a few days to correct.

Council members approved the 2014 annual tax budget as well as the financial report.

The magistrate report was approved by village council members.

Police Chief Don Mason noted the following for the month of June: seven citations, seven warnings, one DVI, one felony and no misdemeanors.

All police officers have passed their recertifications.

Fire Chief Steve Turpin stated the fire department responded to 12 calls in June, and 49 year to date.

Several firemen recently completed water training at the park. Turpin noted he has started another 36-hour fire class.

Initial bids for the backhoe were under, therefore, bidding is open until noon, July 19, and will have a $10,000 reserve.

All bids will be sealed and eligible for a re-bid. Council members discussed the bids received.

Council members agreed the July 4 celebration at the park went well. Jean Harrison noted lawn damage that appears to be an isolated event.

Bettsville residents will see an increase in residential gas prices up to $0.35 ccf effective July 16.

Residents also will be receiving a letter regarding income taxes.

If no response is received regarding taxes, the resident will receive a subpoena.

The meeting moved to Executive Session to discuss personnel.

Upon conclusion of the executive session, the meeting was adjourned.