WAYNESBORO, PA. - Silence prevailed during the public comment portion of Wednesday's town meeting held in Washington Township, Pa.
No one offered remarks or questions following Township Manager Mike Christopher's annual "state of the township address" and accompanying presentations by other municipal leaders.
Christopher reported that:
· Property transfers are down 10 percent this year compared to 2006, which was a record year for the township. Slightly fewer than 350 properties changed ownership in January through August.
· The collection of earned income taxes has set records, with a 6.76 percent increase over last year. The Wage Tax Bureau had provided the township with $998,261 by the end of August.