Category: Government

Why Does WSSD Still Levy a Poll Tax?

Over the weekend we received the $15/year per capita tax that has been levied by WSSD since its founding 50 years ago. Although WSSD calls it a per capita tax, Wikipedia describes it differently, A poll tax, also known as head tax or capitation, is a tax levied as a fixed sum on every […]

Pennsylvania is Slowly Defunding WSSD

Last week Pennsylvania quickly passed a budget, SB 255. The text can be found here. Our state Sen. John Kane voted for it but Rep. Leanne Krueger voted against it. Gov. Wolf and others have championed the additional $300 million included in the state’s budget for K-12 education. […]

Zero Waste

Last night there was a presentation by Alex Danovitch, an expert in zero waste. Earlier this year when Nether Providence Township passed a resolution calling for an end to waste incineration they also called on the township to investigate zero waste systems. The township EAC is interested in figuring […]

WSSD Board Meeting Notes, June 28th 2021

The WSSD board held its usual meeting tonight, the video is available on Youtube and the agenda is available on the website. Lisa Palmer was not present for her last board meeting as superintendent, but Dr. Marseille and the new middle school principal were both in attendance. The […]

WSSD Board Meeting Notes, June 14th 2021

The WSSD school board held their usual meeting yesterday. The video is online and the agenda and documentation is on board docs. The student representative has graduated and Superintendent Palmer was traveling, so the meeting opened with board announcements that they discussed litigation and congratulated the recent graduating […]

Martha Burton Park Cleanup

Ahead of the park dedication next month, a cleanup is scheduled for Martha Burton Park next weekend, details in the flier below. Martha Burton Park was formerly Woodrow Wilson Park. But in light of Woodrow Wilson’s well-known racism, the township decided last year to rename the park. Local […]

Furness Park Trail Dedication

This evening the township held a dedication event at Furness Park for the new trail work that has been done. Ben Pickup of the township’s parks commission spoke about the community’s efforts to transform the park, and township commissioner Matt Garson was on hand to highlight the help […]