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June 23, 2017

            The construction on the Route 663 (Layfield Road) bridge over the Green Lane Reservoir has completed and the road is opening today!

           Crews were busy removing the detour signs and putting the finishing touches on the span Friday morning.

            While that is good news, remember that once you cross the new bridge and reach the intersection of Route 663/Knight Road/Kutztown Road, you'll have to go left or right.

            Construction has only recently begun on the Route 663 (Layfield Road) bridge over the West Branch of the Perkiomen Creek and the road is expected be be closed through August.

 

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June 21, 2017

            By a 5-4 vote, the Upper Perkiomen School Board on June 15 ratified the 2017-18 district budget with a 3 percent millage increase.

            Board President Dr. John Farris, Vice President John Gehman and members Jonathan Warren, Wilfred Pike III and Joan Smith voted in favor of the $59.86 million budget at the public meeting. Kimberly Baccari, Kerry Drake, Mike Elliott and Raeann Hofkin voted against the motion.

            The budget calls for a millage increase from 23.6388 to 24.3479. The median Montgomery County property owner would be responsible for an additional $108.02 in taxes, while the median property owner in Berks County would pay an additional $85.51, according to information provided by Sandra Kassel, the district's business administrator.

            Baccari, Drake, Elliott and Hofkin expressed their preference for a smaller increase. Baccari, Drake and Hofkin voted for a motion that would raise millage rates by 2 percent.

            "Three percent is too high," Hofkin said. "The community can't ...



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