The school board held its last meeting of 2020. An email went out on Monday moving Strath Haven Middle and High Schools online until the break. The schools reached the Covid thresholds set by the state for schools of their size (4 for the middle school, 6 for […]
Last year, the county performed a court-ordered re-assessment of all property values. This year, all taxing entities have to reset the millage rates so that the revenue they bring in remains unchanged (but they can still increase taxes after that). The county and township have posted their preliminary […]
The township held its penultimate meeting of the year, a relatively short meeting this time. Budget items were largely held over until next week’s final meeting of the year. Two members of the planning commission and two of the zoning were re-appointed for another term. The township received […]
The school district sent out an email this morning announcing Lisa Palmer’s retirement at the end of the school year. The letter from Dr. Palmer is below.
One of the platforms the Democratic county council members ran on last year was transparency. This year’s proposed budget document is a testament to that commitment. Its available here, and there’s a presentation on it later this morning. Not only does it have lots of useful information, but […]
The Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board held their reorganization meeting online again, the video is on their Youtube channel here. Officers are a continuation from 2020: David Grande as president, Kelly Wachtman as vice-president and Michele Downie as assistant board secretary. Board committee appointments are listed here. Out of district […]
After a brief discussion on the merits of oxford commas and line spacing in the minutes, the board handled a couple of quick issues: Dave Grady was authorized as an agent for a FEMA grant related to a property on Grant Rd. that’s prone to flooding. The township […]
The township has posted the proposed 2020 budget here. Looking at the 2020 approved budget, there’s a 3.9% increase in the levy in the 2021 budget with a total revenue and expense increase of 2.6%. The final number will probably end up being lower as they continue to […]