Misdirected tax money is repaid


First Posted: 7/19/2009

Misdirected tax money and renewing insurance policies headlined the July 9 Lake Township supervisors meeting.

Supervisors approved a motion to pay Harveys Lake Borough about $20,000 for misdirected funds from Berkheimer Tax Administrator.

Township Secretary Carlene Price said the problem occurred when a Harveys Lake resident paid his taxes to Berkheimer Tax Administrator and the money was mistakenly credited to Lake Township. The oversight occurred over a two-year period, Price said.

Supervisors passed two motions to renew insurance policies. The first, with St. Paul Insurance, had a three percent increase from last year, totaling $9,236. Effective August 10, the insurance package covers everything from tools to vehicles.

The Blue Cross/Blue Shield policy covering medical insurance has an addition of a $100 emergency room co-pay. This will be effective from August 1, 2009 through July 31, 2010.

In other news, supervisors announced GeoComm will be in the township to verify that all addresses and street names are up to the 911 emergency systems requirements.

Chairman Lonnie Piatt said GeoComm employees will check to make sure all is up-to-date.

Price said residents will see the GeoComm white Toyota in the area. Recently, GeoComm has helped Harveys Lake Borough with its 911 addressing conversion.

Tax Collector Donna Kocher announced that school tax bills were to be mailed on July 15.

Next meeting

The next Lake Township supervisors meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13 at the municipal building.

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