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Wakefield Township begins new fiscal year 'better than ever'

 

March 4, 2020

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

MEMBERS OF the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees listen as Supervisor John Cox, seated in center of room, presents the 2020-21 fiscal year budget during a related public hearing that began Tuesday evening's meeting. At the table, from left, are Trustee Jerry Niemi, Treasurer Joan Dalman, Clerk Mandy Lake and Trustee Jim Spencer.

By P.J. GLISSON

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WAKEFIELD - Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted Tuesday evening to approve their 2020-21 fiscal year budget, which included projected revenues of $224,520.

The vote included approval of a 4.63 millage, which Supervisor John Cox said was unchanged from the previous year.

"Our projected revenue has gone up substantially from last year, largely due to Northern National Gas Company taxes," said Cox, who is also the board chair.

State revenue sharing also increased by 2.6%, and Cox said the township has saved by using LED lights and...



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