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The North Lebanon Township Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to advertise the 2023 budget at its Nov. 21 meeting.

The budget, which does not propose a tax increase, anticipates total revenues of $4,867,711 and expenses of $4,864,530.

47 percent of expenses go toward the police force, followed up by 15 percent for public works and 9 percent toward administration.

NLT budget presentation

There are several projects anticipated for 2023.

The park and recreation projects planned are the Lenni Lenape Park trail, a Lion’s Lake restroom concrete floor replacement, township shed repair, and paving of township rental pavilion, totaling $33.260.

$1,016,562 is budgeted from the liquid fuels fund, largely going toward the paving of Alpha, Beta, Cappa and Sholly avenues, Parkway, Greenwood Drive, and Willow, Maple, Oak and Sycamore lanes.

From the capital improvement fund, the township plans to replace the police department roof, paint block walls on the municipal building, replace the building’s phone system, acquire land, and work on a capital improvement project at Lion’s Lake.

For more information on the budget, view the full budget presentation here (PDF). The budget will be put to a vote at the board’s Dec. 19 meeting.

In other news, supervisors:

  • Unanimously adopted Resolution #23-2022 stating intention to appoint Brown, Shultz, Sheridan, and Fritz, CPA, as the 2023 auditors.
  • Announced that the township is in discussion with New Covenant Christian School regarding the possible sale of now-township-owned Long Lane Fields.
  • Unanimously appointed Tom Camasta to serve as the Wastewater Department representative on the NLT Safety Committee for the rest of the year, following the last representative’s resignation.
  • Unanimously adopted Res. #24-2022 requesting a PA Small Water and Sewer Program grant totaling $500,000 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, to go toward the NLT Storm Sewer Rehabilitation Project, and pledged a matching contribution of at least 15 percent should the grant be awarded.
  • Unanimously approved updated box cards for Ebenezer Fire Company.
  • Unanimously approved non-emergency dates for Ebenezer Fire Company’s fire truck usage in the Nov. 19 holiday parade, as well as participation in the Toys-for-Tots drive Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10.
  • Unanimously approved contingencies for the 2203 W. Cumberland St. land development plan.
  • Unanimously adopted Act 57 of 2022, a state law governing tax collection.
  • Unanimously approved Resolution #26-2022, amending the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement.
  • Unanimously agreed to approve the curb and sidewalk ordinance for advertisement.
  • Unanimously approved contracts for the HVAC replacement project.
  • Unanimously approved the Oct. 17 meeting minutes, as well as several budget minutes.
  • Unanimously approved payroll subject to audit.
  • Announced that a Step 2 Grievance Letter has been received from the Police Association.

North Lebanon supervisors meet at the township municipal building the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be held Dec. 19. The meetings are open to the public and do not require prior registration.

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Emily Bixler

Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.

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