Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Grove City Borough Code Available Online!

Interested in the borough code? It's now available online up to the December 2007 revisions.

Enjoy! (Clicky-clicky)

Mercer County Schools Weigh in on Taxes

Grove City: Up 2 mills

Mercer: Up 2.6 mills

Reynolds: No hike!

Greenville: No hike!

Hermitage: No hike!

Lakeview: No hike!

West Middlesex: No hike!


But...but...but...how? According to the Grove City School Board and Superintendent Robert Post, energy costs are to blame for the hike (yeah, they play that card every year).

Hat tip to The Herald (Sharon, PA):

In Reynolds:

No tax increase is needed because of the excellent stewardship of the district’s business office, budget committee and others who contributed to keeping costs down, Superintendent Maddox B. Stokes said after the
meeting.

It’s also time to give a break to taxpayers, who have seen increased property taxes over the last several years, said Beverly Morrison, chairwoman of the budget and finance committee.



In Greenville:

Taxes are expected to remain at 55.86 mills because the district’s staff and administration worked hard to keep costs down, Dennis Webber, chairman of the budget committee, said Wednesday.



In Hermitage:

Superintendent Karen A. Ionta said she does not want to raise taxes just to raise taxes.




Can you imagine hearing those words from our current "leadership" in the Grove City School District? I can't either.

Why make tough decisions when you can steal from an apathetic, non-voting neighbor?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Blood Drive for Grove City Marine on Sunday, May 18

Alert for That's Rich readers...

Lance Corporal Michael K. Dagres is in need of your help. In November 2006 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which has since spread to his lungs, esophagus, and brain.

Michael received a stem cell transplant in April 2008, which required many blood transfusions. He will need more transfusions in the future.

Please consider donating blood to replenish the supply for Mike and other patients like him. Here are the details:

Blood drive
Masonic Lodge
1340 W. Main St.
Grove City, PA 16127

Sunday, May 18, 2008
9:00am to 3:00pm

Grove City School Superintendent Bob Post Hikes Taxes Again

Yup. Grab your ankles. Bob Post is back.

He's raising your taxes (with the generous support of the Grove City School Board) by two mills. In all fairness, it's only a 1.99-mill hike, but when you are stealing money from your neighbors, what's the difference?

The geniuses at the school district think it takes 53.49 mills to run the school. Of course, they blame it on rising fuel and energy costs.

Of course, since the citizens continue to elect the board, they rule with impunity.

Oddly, the borough council has figured out how to run the entire borough of Grove City on four mills. Perhaps the folks at the school could stop by for a tutoring session on how to balance a budget. Or how to say "no" to a spending hike...

In case you forgot, the borough hasn't raised taxes in 26 years. I think it has been 26 years since the school district passed a balanced budget. Perhaps a member of the local media can ask at the next meeting...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Scott Dunn Appeals Arson Sentencing

Hat tip to The Herald (Sharon, PA):

In Dunn’s appeal, Stephen M. Misko of Butler said Dobson incorrectly exceeded sentencing guidelines on one of the arson charges and should have merged the arson charges — one dealing with endangering firefighters and one dealing with property — into a single count for sentencing.

Misko claimed Dobson focused too much on the beating and fire, and not enough on Dunn’s character, criminal history, rehabilitation needs and his plea, which relieved the district attorney’s office and Ms. Dunn’s family from having to go through a trial.

Misko also alleged Dobson was trying to “soothe the public, placate the family and provide support for the DA’s plea agreement” over Dunn being allowed to plea to voluntary manslaughter. Misko referred to “negative editorials in local newspapers criticizing the District Attorney.”


Egads. Won't this guy just go away? He should be thankful he's alive and just do his time.