Winslow Township is in good financial shape. This can be deduced from the 2018 audit prepared by auditors Tina Bernarduci and Rick August.
Bernarduci and August presented the report to the supervisors at their regular meeting on March 11. The report states, “It is the auditors’ opinion that the books accurately represent the financial position of the township including assets, liabilities and fund balances as of December 31, 2018.”
The audit shows that revenues exceeded expenditures by $133,644. It also shows that each of the ending balances showed an increase over 2017. The combined fund balance for 2018 was $479, 275.
In other action, the supervisors reviewed the Bowser subdivision plans for an area off Pancoast Road. The plans were approved. They also approved the contract with Dave Tinker as the primary sewage enforcement officer (SEO). Jeremy Geer, who presented his rates to the board at the meeting, will remain as the alternate SEO.
Former employee Shawn Rankus was present at the meeting asking for monthly water usage and other information. Board President Robert Krajewski asked that his request be submitted in writing so it can be reviewed by the township solicitors Ferraro, Kruk and Ferraro.
Rankus also informed the board of supervisors that he had been getting calls on his cell phone about water repairs even though he no longer works for the township. The supervisors are asking township residents to call Brian Mottern, Jr., about water repairs at 814.590.6172. General questions about water services can be directed to Mary Greeley at 814.653.9032 or 814.771.3783. A reminder about this will be placed on the next water bill.
Some discussion was given to the possibility of putting a mirror at the intersection of Beech Street and Wayne Road. It is very difficult to see in one direction when pulling out there. Residents in that area will have to contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to see what can be done.