Friday, February 18, 2011

Wernersville Corresction Facility continues to cost us MONEY!!!

Reading Eagle
Two people were treated in Reading Hospital after their vehicle, which was being chased by police, crashed and rolled onto its roof in Wernersville, authorities said Wednesday.
The driver, Joseph Stokes, 28, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, fleeing police, recklessly endangering another person, driving with a suspended license and related offenses, according to South Heidelberg Township police.
Stokes, an inmate at Wernersville Community Correctional Center in South Heidelberg, was on a permitted release when the crash occurred, police said.
Stokes was committed to Berks County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail after arraignment before District Judge David E. Glass in Reading Central Court. Stokes also was held on a parole violation.
Stokes and his passenger, Latisha Brown, 29, York Haven, York County, were treated in the hospital for unspecified injuries, officials said.
Investigators gave this account:
A South Heidelberg police officer tried to stop Stokes' vehicle for a traffic violation Tuesday night about 6:30 on Wernersville Boulevard.
Stokes pulled over, but when the police cruiser stopped, he drove away and continued north on Wernersville Boulevard.
Stokes's vehicle hit a curb and rolled about four blocks away near West Lincoln Drive. The vehicle landed on its roof.
Stokes ran into nearby woods, where he was arrested a few minutes later.
Brown was pulled from the wreckage by firefighters and paramedics.

Wake up neighbors...
You have paid for our police to deal with this crap the ambulance and hospital bills to treat the creep.  No driver license no insurance?  What is he out driving around for?  This place needs to be closed down.  It is costing this area thousands of dollars weekly to maintain.  Our tax dollars.  For what to encourage more crime?

Conrad Weiser School Board keeps spending not enough cutting
The Conrad Weiser School Board passed a preliminary budget Wednesday that would require the district's first tax increase in three years.
But while several other districts are struggling with large deficits, Conrad Weiser's preliminary budget's gap would be covered by a 1.3-mill tax increase.
The proposed 5 percent increase would raise the tax to 25.62 mills from 24.32. The tax bill on a property assessed at $100,000 would increase to $2,562 from $2,432.
The $41.1 million budget includes no conferences for staff, a 10-percent cut in administration spending and eliminating special education placements. Also cut are aides funded by federal stimulus money and a $100,000 budget reserve.
The budget anticipates a 14 percent decrease in state education funding.
That could change when the state releases next year's education spending level, which is expected in March.
Board President M. Todd Bray said there still might be some harsh cuts before the final budget is adopted.
The preliminary budget passed 7-2. Bray and William R. Sheeler voted no.
Bray was one of several board member who objected to the state's mid-February deadline for districts to approve preliminary budgets.
"I think its ridiculous for us to approve our budget when the state hasn't approved theirs," he said after the meeting.
Sheeler voted against the budget because the millage increase was caused by the teachers contract approved in September. He called the three-year contract too generous.
The contract froze wages in the first year and included small salary increases in the other two years. It also required teachers to pay a percentage of health insurance costs instead of a flat rate.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February Boro Meeting
The boro seems to be following a trend of publications going online,  The Our Robesonia went strictly online in November of 2010 and I save $1000 a month with the change.
In other news:
 Johnny & Hons Steak House is NOW OPEN!  Phone number 610-589-6397.