As the year comes to a close, the office is busy finalizing paperwork to close out the books. Over the last two years, our local government has come a long way to balance the budget and meet several State and Federal mandates. Though it has been a rough road, and many hard decisions were made, I believe we, as a community, are in a much better financial standing today, than a year ago. Much of our long-term debt, is now guaranteed with payments that will not increase the regular utility invoice. All of our OEPA, State Mandated new debt, for the Wastewater Plant Upgrade, is guaranteed without an increase in the regular monthly invoice.