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KINGSTON TWP. – The board of supervisors Wednesday night unanimously adopted the 2013 budget, which reflects a $30,000 decrease in spending compared to 2012.

The $3 million spending plan contains no increases in taxes.

The budget is very lean, said Chairman James Reino. We have tried to cut corners without cutting costs.

Reino said that among other cost-saving measures, the township would lease three police cars rather than purchase them outright. He said similar cost-effective measures were reflected throughout the budget.

In other matters:

• Solicitor Benjamin Jones said a referendum amending the township home rule charter had passed in the recent election. The referendum directing changes to the bidding threshold, administrative code change policy, effective date provisions and execution of contracts became effective on Wednesday.

• The township recreation commission is collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for Back Mountain food pantries until Friday. Collection boxes are available at the township building.

A collection box for coats for the less fortunate is also available throughout the winter season.

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