Last updated: April 09. 2014 11:34PM - 1205 Views
By Susan Bettinger Times Leader Correspondent

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PLYMOUTH TWP. — NEPA Alliance’s Alan Baranski said Monday that the township’s first quarter earned income tax is coming in at a “sound rate; maybe a little better” than the average.

Baranski said that the state Department of Community and Economic Development officials were “delighted with the report” that was presented to them during a meeting with the township’s supervisors regarding the financial progress being made, as township is exiting the distressed community status.

Baranski also said there will be another meeting between the supervisors and the DCED later this summer.

In another matter, Joseph Yudichak, of the roads department, reported that paving will begin in the middle of May on portions of Jesse, Pavlick and West Popular roads. All work is expected to be completed by the summer.

Supervisor Chairperson Gale Conrad said all processes associated with the buyout of homes and properties affected by the recent storms are moving forward.

Conrad also reminded residents that tax collection will be available on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 at the municipal building during the rebate and face period.

It was also announced that there will be a sewer bill increase of $4 per quarter. The township has changed it sewer servicing from Berkheimer and Associates to the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority.

Residents will find two cards in the new billing statements. A green card, which goes to Plymouth Township for the sewer maintenance, and a blue card, payable to the WVSA. The change will take effect immediately.

May 3 was set as the date for the Plymouth Township Fire and Rescue’s dinner/dance. Tickets are $10 for the dinner buffet and dance, with all proceeds benefiting the volunteer fire company.

John Rinehimer can be reached at 570-262-8423 for further information.

The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on May 5.

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