Ridgway Township adopts budget with no tax increase

Residents in Ridgway Township will not see an increase in taxes after the board of supervisors adopted the 2012 budget during their regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.Supervisors unanimously approved a $1.9 million budget that will keep taxes the same.The township has not seen an increase in taxes since 1993, said supervisor Millie Bowers.Supervisor Sarah Dickinson served her last meeting Tuesday.Dickinson first joined the board on July 21, 2003."I would just like to thank you for your service to the township," said chairman John Gardner. "Your knowledge and wisdom as a lawyer has really helped me with some of the issues with the township. It has also been a joy and a privilege to work with you."Bowers said it was an honor to have worked with Dickinson."I enjoyed working with the two of you," Dickinson said. "It was a wonderful experience to have collaborative thinking with two of the wisest people that I have ever met. I have really learned a lot and I had a great time."Resident Rick Glover will take on the role as supervisor in the January meeting.In other business, Gardner announced that free private drinking water testing is still available. Pick up a copy of the Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.