YDR Opinion: Managing Shrewsbury Town...

YDR Opinion: Managing Shrewsbury Township

There are 9 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Jan 7, 2011, titled YDR Opinion: Managing Shrewsbury Township. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Assorted thoughts on assorted subjects: Pennies for a pro: There's an old saying that goes something like, "Keep an eye on the pennies and the dollars will look after themselves." Apparently, many folks in Shrewsbury Township subscribe to that philosophy - judging from the crowd that showed up at a meeting last week to urge the supervisors not to ...

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Well then

Parsippany, NJ

#1 Jan 7, 2011
Notice - Shrewsbury Township Residents- please see the writer of the above article when your taxes go up....he or she doesn't seem to have any problem parting with their money......I'm sure he or she would be happy to loan you the extra money!
Rebel rousers

Glen Rock, PA

#2 Jan 8, 2011
Well then wrote:
Notice - Shrewsbury Township Residents- please see the writer of the above article when your taxes go up....he or she doesn't seem to have any problem parting with their money......I'm sure he or she would be happy to loan you the extra money!
Notice to you. Over the years your current zoning officer has been paid, using your tax dollars, in excess of 100K, sometimes 200K each year. Plus his incompetence has added thousands in legal fees, again paid by you. So lets do the math on this one factor alone, you just saved hundreds of thousands by hiring a professional manager.

The "part time manager" you're so beholden to (one has to wonder why) is not a manger. He's a former supervisor who had such a grip on the township business and managed it so well that thousands of your tax dollars went to legal fees because of HIS bahavior and management "skills". Get real and get over it. Your games are over.
Educate Me

Baltimore, MD

#3 Jan 8, 2011
What legal situations did the part time business manager solely and directly cause that required Shrewsbury Township $100,000+ in settlements?
The Angry Citizen

Dundalk, MD

#4 Jan 11, 2011
Rebel rousers wrote:
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Notice to you. Over the years your current zoning officer has been paid, using your tax dollars, in excess of 100K, sometimes 200K each year. Plus his incompetence has added thousands in legal fees, again paid by you. So lets do the math on this one factor alone, you just saved hundreds of thousands by hiring a professional manager.
The "part time manager" you're so beholden to (one has to wonder why) is not a manger. He's a former supervisor who had such a grip on the township business and managed it so well that thousands of your tax dollars went to legal fees because of HIS bahavior and management "skills". Get real and get over it. Your games are over.
...so your solution is to replace the commission-paid CEO in 2011 with a big-salaried, big-government, extravagant, full-time position? The income paid to the codes enforcement office during the boom years 2003-2009 is certainly not a good yardstick to measure permit income for 2010-2015. I think a lot of people need to wake up and smell the coffee! New construction projects are almost non-existent; you can't pay Mr. Miller with permit income that isn't going to materialize until 2015...or worse! The Township is in sound financial shape right now; but the recession is FAR from over; perhaps it's just started. We can't go out blowing money like a bunch of cowboys on payday!
Bill Webb

Pottstown, PA

#5 Jan 12, 2011
Don't drink that particular flavor Kool-Aid. The property tax component of the township tax burden is indeed low. However, according to the official Shrewsbury Township Budget, tax revenues for 2011 are $845000. There are appoximately 7000 residents in the township. So the total tax burden per resident for township services is more like $1270 per year.
Cheers

Baltimore, MD

#6 Jan 26, 2011
Be prepared, it won't be long before the state starts billing you for your "State Police" service,, Nothing is Free!!!!
Bill Webb

Swedesboro, NJ

#7 Jan 26, 2011
Don't drink that particular flavor Kool-Aid. The property tax component of the township tax burden is indeed low. However, according to the official Shrewsbury Township Budget, tax revenues for 2011 are $845000. There are appoximately 7000 residents in the township. So the total tax burden per resident for township services is more like $127 per year.
only what I heard

New Freedom, PA

#8 Feb 4, 2011
Cheers wrote:
Be prepared, it won't be long before the state starts billing you for your "State Police" service,, Nothing is Free!!!!
and here it is HB-1500 go read it for yourself

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/...
only what I heard

New Freedom, PA

#9 Feb 4, 2011
BTW all the fees in HB-150 are per capita fees. That per person over the age of 18

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