Hi

I noticed that West Vincent Township has the Actual vs. Budget for the first 6 months of 2015 on the website. http://www.westvincenttwp.org/wp-content/uploads/6-Month-Budget-vs-Actual-2015.pdf

I only did a cursory review of the report but there were a couple things that jumped out at me. Page 7, under the heading Public Works, Highway Maintenance:

 

(1st column is actual expenditure, 2nd is budget, 3rd is amount over budget, 4th is % over budget, 5th is annual budget)

In the first 6 months of the year, the Roads Department has managed to go $31,929 over budget on Overtime. That is around $8,000 per Road Crew employee. Using a calculation of $35/hour to cover hourly pay of $25/hour and $10/hour for insurance, pension etc, translates to over 228 hours of straight time pay PER EMPLOYEE. Even at $50/hour, it is almost 160 hours of overtime pay PER EMPLOYEE. This is  calculates to 4 WEEKS of OVERTIME for each employee in just the first HALF of the year. WOW! Of course, Incumbent Supervisor Candidate Ken Miller (also Road Master) ran his Roads Department over budget by $500,000 (half a million dollars) last year alone. Perhaps he thinks the residents should be happy he is curbing his spending this year in an attempt to get re-elected?

The second thing I noticed was the legal bills on Page 10.


 
According to the report, Siana-Bellwoar are under the scheduled budget of $100,000 for the year. At this point in time the budget allows $50,000 in expenditures and at the end of June, Siana was only at $35,242.26. Impressive. After calculating the bills AFTER this report, Siana-Bellwoar is now OVER BUDGET and depending upon the bills for the rest f the year Siana will end out the year $7000 OVER budget. But as I have pointed out in years past, the legal bills ALWAYS exceed the budget, no matter how much the Township raises the allotment.


Best wishes

Chickenman


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