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State Says Midland In Dire Situation – State Police Investigating – Pension Funds Misused

Repeatedly citing Midland’s “dire” financial situation, state officials on Tuesday night backed emergency actions including the borough entering state-designated distressed status and hiking property taxes a total of 10 mills over last year’s rate to stay solvent.

The revelation of the recommended tax increase was met with some gasps in the borough’s crowded meeting room as consultants with the state Department of Community and Economic Development laid out their findings.

Council members must weigh the tax hike in addition to making deep cuts to staffing and borough services, including whether to keep the community pool open, DCED consultant George Dougherty said. The idea of closing the borough’s pool also didn’t go over well in the room.

The borough’s total debt amount is still unclear because 2019 records are in disarray, Dougherty said. But a five-year DCED analysis found Midland ran annual deficits every year from 2014-18, accumulating to $977,000 during that time, and leaving it with a negative balance of $284,220 at the end of 2018.

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Lori Boone
Lori Boone
Lori DeLauter Boone has more than 20 years of experience in investigative and community journalism. She’s won more than a dozen regional, state and national journalism awards.

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economyresident
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economyresident

Boy! And I thought we had some ”real winners” in Economy! Glad we don’t have a ”Poobie” running the place into the ground and is directing pension funds… Maybe Dwan could help her out and be her, mentor…

John Q Taxpayer
Member
John Q Taxpayer

That’s the way you do it. Increase taxes and invent amusement taxes to punish the residents, schools and businesses that you just got done fucking all their money away. Money for nothing and the chic’s for free. Get a new borough manager with a college education in finance and business management who knows how to apply for government grants and low interest loans. Get rid of that dumb ass Mayor and elect someone with some education.

Sardonicus
Member
Sardonicus

“…the borough needs professional help ….”

Sounds like SNIBC – Situation Normal In Beaver County. Aliquippa, Ambridge, and now Midland. Distressed? You bet!

“I gotta believe in my heart there has got to be something coming.”

Oh, yes, there’s something coming, all right. Meanwhile, like the old song says, “Don’t stop believin’!”

equalizer13
Member
equalizer13

Another political hack, “Poopie” running a city into fiscal death spiral. Today’s criminal enterprise called government is too sophisticated for party bosses and low level hacks and poll watchers. Beaver schools can teach them how to really bury themselves in debt. Keep your job and get re-elected too. World is filled with sheep waiting to be robbed and too many don’t give a shit. Despair and hopelessness. Welcome to beaver county government.

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