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Supervisors Will Decide Fate of Police Department in December

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Supervisors Will Decide Fate of Police Department in December

East Franklin Supervisors delayed making any decision regarding dissolving their police department until the December 20 meeting. Their decision to not address the police department at last night’s meeting followed an executive session with their Solicitor Ty Heller. Supervisors passed their 2019 tentative budget with no tax increase last night. The budget included line items…

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Ford City Considers Vacant Building Fee

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Ford City Considers Vacant Building Fee

Ford City Borough discussed their participation in the Armstrong County Land Bank, which currently includes municipalities of Apollo, East Franklin Township, Ford City, and Kittanning. The Land Bank is one tool that uses adjusted property taxes to assist with rehabilitation or demolition of blighted properties. “One of the big problems in Borough is that we…

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