• 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • Denver council raises borough lot rate

    What was once a $10 forever fee has now become a $10 yearly fee for Denver residents who utilize the borough lot for yard waste. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, those using the lot, located on Main Street...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • Keeping the faith… Mayor catalyst for new Denver youth ministry

    Many residents have noticed folks scraping paint, painting, doing carpentry work and cleaning out the former Denver Bible Church at 235 Main St. On Oct. 11, the REAL Youth Ministry officially opens. Ribbon cutting for this new...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • East Cocalico OKs half million in police pension costs

    A police pension obligation in excess of half a million dollars was approved by the East Cocalico supervisors at their Sept. 18 meeting. The supervisors okayed the East Cocalico Township Police Pension Plan minimum municipal obligation payment...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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