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Online Filing Means Faster Funds

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – The township is going high tech to bring in some income more quickly, at least where the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is concerned.

During its meeting Monday night (Dec. 1, 2008), the township Board of Commissioners approved a staff request to begin using a PennDOT online system to file year-end highway statistics. In previous years that information was filed by hand on paper forms.

“If anything,” said township Manager Rodney Hawthorne, “using the system should get us our liquid fuels funds faster” from the state.

In the township’s tentative 2009 budget, liquid fuels funds are expected to account for $223,420, or almost 85 percent, of the state funds income used to offset highway maintenance costs such as snow removal, traffic signals and storm sewers.

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