Breitung Board adopts balanced 2014 budget


Staff Writer

QUINNESEC – The Breitung Township Board of Trustees has adopted its proposed budget for 2014.

Estimated revenues for the year total about $2.1 million. The property tax collection will remain at the 2013 rate of 4.2 mills.

Superintendent Joe Rogina pointed out that the budget is balanced, with revenues equal to expenditures.

Some changes from the 2013 budget include increased spending on road paving and the addition of a full-time assessor.

“This budget is the result of many hours of meetings,” said Supervisor Denny Olson. “I believe we have a good plan put in place.”

In other business, the board:

– Approved to pay M-Tech $8,510 to upgrade township office computers. Three of the best old computers will go to the Breitung Township Fire Department, and the rest may be auctioned off to township employees or donated.

– Made appointments to various boards and commissions. Appointments included Roger Rose, Robin Bertsch, and Robert Erickson to the Board of Review, with Peter Murphy as an alternate; Jack Peterson, Doug Powell, and Michelle Pilkington to the Water and Sewer Board; and Carole Erickson and Dennis Zeeb to the Planning Commission.

– Adopted a wellness incentive program for township employees. The township will pay $250 for an annual physical, $250 for attending three sessions of a health seminar, $250 toward a gym membership upon completion of six consecutive months of membership, and up to $100 toward vision or dental services.

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