Montoursville refunded per capita late fees

All’s well that ends well for the Montoursville Area School District.

The Montoursville Area School District will receive a refund of $2,125 from Statewide Tax Recovery, of Sunbury, which represents money paid for delinquent fees on per capita taxes.

The district already had paid out that money to 85 residents who paid late fees in the amount of $25 apiece on their per capita taxes.

Now, the tax collection agency has refunded the district, Business Manager Robert Saul told the school board Tuesday night.

Many residents who live along state routes 87, 864 and 973 reportedly did not initially receive mailings to pay the $10 per capita tax due to an addressing problem.

Once the notices were sent out again, they were notified they also had to pay the $25 delinquent fee.

In other matters before the board, a one-year agreement was approved to provide a school resource officer in the district for the 2013-14 school year.

Under the contract, the district will pay $65,000, or about 75 percent of the funding. The remaining funding is picked up by the borough.

The contract covers costs for salary, benefits, a vehicle and other expenses.

The board approved an agreement between the district and Geisinger Clinic for school physician services for the 2013-14 school year at a cost of $10,800.

In personnel matters, school directors reappointed Fred Holland as district solicitor for next year. Holland will be paid a retainer of $5,000 and an hourly rate of $135 for matters not covered under the retainer.

Steven Tressler and Ken Tallman were hired as assistant varsity football coaches at stipends of $3,100 and $3,000, respectively.