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Bessemer Township approves amended budget


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RAMSAY — Some residents of Bessemer Township complained at Monday’s annual meeting of the township board of trustees about a proposed increase of $3,000 to the deputy treasurer’s wage. The request by township treasurer Hope Tarnaski would have increased deputy treasure Corine Johnston’s pay to $3,600.

Residents voiced concerns with the increase. It was the first township meeting attended by members and residents in-person and via Zoom.

Resident Jean Verbos questioned the need for the increase, when the new accessor Melissa Prisbe, who starts on April...