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Loyalsock Township revenues bounce back from pandemic lull

Loyalsock Township’s finances are blooming back into what they were before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, according to township manager Bill Burdett.

“We’re having a good year financially,” Burdett said.

According to Burdett, the township experienced a drop of around $300,000 to $400,000 in revenue due to residents being laid off from work.

In 2018 and 2019, the township’s revenue sat at $1.9 million, while it dipped to $1.6 million in 2020 — before returning to $1.9 million in 2021.

Expenses for the township stabilized in 2021, decreasing from $1.6 million in 2019 to $1.5 million in 2020 and 2021.

In other news, the township approved Jack Beattie, the former assistant manager at the pool, as the new manager for $9.27 an hour. Ben Manetta, formerly a lifeguard, will take Beattie’s former role as assistant manager for $9 an hour. Finally, Adelia Engel has been hired as a pool lifeguard for $7.25 an hour and $7.35 when giving lessons.

The township supervisors agreed they would discuss increasing the pay rate when it came time for budgeting for next year.

The supervisors also unanimously approved a resolution to refund $90.38 to Vincent Herbst, who paid the money to Loyalsock Township by mistake, and not the City of Williamsport.

The supervisors also approved paying $85 for Bill Goodell to attend the Right of Way Herbicide Applications in Mill Hall to recertify him to use pesticides.

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