Denver council may appeal zoning variance; discusses tree removal in park
Denver Borough Council members continue to consider an appeal the Nov. 26 zoning hearing board decision which granted a waiver from industrial to residential status for the empty factory at 119 N. Third St. The council also...
- Posted December 17, 2014
Maintaining the status quo: No hike in property tax rate for East Cocalico in 2015
There will be no tax increase next year for property owners in East Cocalico Township. Residents got the good news at the East Cocalico supervisors Dec. 4 meeting. The 2.05 mill tax rate will remain the same...
- Posted December 10, 2014
Outlook dimmed: PPL apparently stalling on Denver purchase of borough streetlights
More than a year ago, Denver borough council members asked to purchase their streetlights from PPL. To date, the sale has not closed due to what appears to be lack of action on the part of PPL....
- Posted December 3, 2014
Following the LED…New program brings new lights, savings to East Cocalico building
The lights are burning bright at the East Cocalico Township building and it’s not because the holiday season is at hand. “It does make a big difference,” said East Cocalico Township Manager Mark Hiester. His remark centered...
- Posted November 25, 2014
An enlightening initiative blacks out Denver tax hike
The proposed Denver borough tax increase for 2015 won’t be happening, based on borough council action. The 3-mill real estate tax, unchanged since 2011, will continue. Homeowners with an assessed valued property of $100,000 will owe $300...
- Posted November 19, 2014
Business follows East Cocalico executive sessions
Twice in one month’s time, the East Cocalico board of supervisors conducted important public business — with the public largely gone — after reconvened meetings following executive sessions. At supervisors’ meeting on Oct. 16 and Nov. 6,...
- Posted November 12, 2014
2015 may arrive with a real estate tax hike in Denver
A tax increase may ring in the new year for property owners in Denver borough. The council, at its Oct. 27 meeting, saw the first draft of the 2015 budget which included a 3.33 percent real estate...
- Posted November 5, 2014
Cocalico regional leaders continue to grapple with two controversial issues
Agreement preceded disagreement at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Cocalico regional leaders. To start off, the leaders thanked Superintendent Bruce Sensenig on the Cocalico School Board offer to transfer five to seven acres of land along High...
- Posted October 29, 2014
Three of four municipalities make progress on proposed regional police force
After intense and lengthy discussion working through legal feedback from three of the four municipalities involved in the creation of a Cocalico area regional police force, members of the police board noted progress. The regional representatives, meeting...
- Posted October 29, 2014
East Cocalico Township renounces prior police pension commitment
East Cocalico supervisors at their Oct. 16 meeting discussed the proposed draft for the regional police force. The police force draft states that East Cocalico Township agreed to pay 75 percent of the MMO (Minimum Municipal Obligation...
- Posted October 22, 2014
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