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By Ben Muir 

Finance director outlines state of the borough


February 1, 2018

In the last month, borough officials hosted three open houses for the public to offer cost saving or money making ideas, prompting a question that some folks would ask before submitting their suggestion: What’s the problem?

If the borough is asking for input from the community on how to make money, in what areas is the borough in trouble financially? Finance Director Jody Tow offered some revenue areas that are in flux, starting with state funding.

“In 2015 the State began to make cuts to Petersburg’s funding,” Tow said. “They started with reducing community revenue sharing by a...

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