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# East Berlin budget in the black

There are 7 comments on the Evening Sun story from Dec 21, 2010, titled East Berlin budget in the black. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

The East Berlin Borough Council expects to have a little money left over next year after approving its 2011 budget that projects a \$14,494 surplus.

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WE BE Screwed
#1 Dec 21, 2010
Funny I and most residents pay 45.00 a quarter X aprox 1300 res 258,000 dollars per year that for trash but they have a 118,000.00 bill for trash so I am paying for what? explain that to me please?? if my math is wrong let me know???
Educate Yourself
#2 Dec 22, 2010
WE BE Screwed wrote:
Funny I and most residents pay 45.00 a quarter X aprox 1300 res 258,000 dollars per year that for trash but they have a 118,000.00 bill for trash so I am paying for what? explain that to me please?? if my math is wrong let me know???
Uh, yeah - serious math problems, in many ways. First, they bill per household, NOT per resident. The 2000 Census shows 1,365 people and 588 HOUSEHOLDS. Second, your math above is wrong.\$45 x 1300 people x 4 qtrs =\$234,000 (not \$258,000). Third, regardless of your math error, your concept is wrong. Trash is charged per HOUSEHOLD(and in some cases may include businesses), but using the census data, 588 households x \$45 x 4 qtrs =\$105,840. I guess they are not charging enough, eh?
Watcher
#3 Dec 22, 2010
Speaking of math.... I've seen the real numbers spent on the legal fees. It was WAY WAY WAY more then \$80k..... who are these jokers trying to kid?

WE BE Screwed.... Math looks good to me? Maybe that's where the money went..... legal fees? Or a %60 bigger then necessary sewer plant that no one wants to hook into?
Resident
#4 Dec 22, 2010
If East Berlin is looking to generate even more revenue, I'm betting that the good folks in Abbottstown will pay good money to ship the Shearer clan out of there.

Sign Debbie and the clan up to your already incompetent board and its win-win for everyone.
RUSTY46
#5 Dec 22, 2010
No legal fees like last year???

Let's check this statement at the end of 2011/
Facts
#6 Dec 22, 2010
The facts are the Borough Council, is a 4 stage CANCER! eating away the tax payers of E.B. to fight a issue that is far from over and they will be spending a lot more to fight both of the issues. It seams Richards, Clayton, Woodward and Phillips still dont get it. They think it is there own money being spent, and that this is a very personal issue, all because of "Jan Hoffman" and her quest for a Historical town. That will never Happen. 25 Plus homes for sale, Empty stores and unfinished pourches in the "Historical Districk"
Even when the citizens presented a petition to Borough Council President Richards, he did nothing at all. So guess what their time is almost up and they will be spending more tax dollars to fight Tucker and Hog Wild. Time will tell who will win and how much they will be paying. IF all the dollars are counted, and a audit should be requested by the citizens, the truth will be told!
well over 100,000.00 to date. so where is the 14,000 come from?

Since: Jul 09

East Berlin, Pa

#7 Dec 22, 2010
Facts wrote:
The facts are the Borough Council, is a 4 stage CANCER! eating away the tax payers of E.B. to fight a issue that is far from over and they will be spending a lot more to fight both of the issues. It seams Richards, Clayton, Woodward and Phillips still dont get it. They think it is there own money being spent, and that this is a very personal issue, all because of "Jan Hoffman" and her quest for a Historical town. That will never Happen. 25 Plus homes for sale, Empty stores and unfinished pourches in the "Historical Districk"
Even when the citizens presented a petition to Borough Council President Richards, he did nothing at all. So guess what their time is almost up and they will be spending more tax dollars to fight Tucker and Hog Wild. Time will tell who will win and how much they will be paying. IF all the dollars are counted, and a audit should be requested by the citizens, the truth will be told!
well over 100,000.00 to date. so where is the 14,000 come from?
Agreed. I would also like to know why there has never been anything in the paper about the letter the Borough received from the state several months back about it's pension fund being classified as a distressed level one, which I believe is now listed as a distressed level two.

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