Public Notice of Hearing

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing pursuant to Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) will be held by the President or Vice President of the Belleville Fire Company #1 (“Fire Company”), designated as hearing officer, at the Union Township offices located at 95 North Penn Street, Belleville, Pennsylvania on November 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM in connection with the following matter.  The hearing will precede the Board’s regular meeting.

            Belleville Fire Company #1, a Pennsylvania not-for-profit corporation, has proposed to issue a note to finance a loan from The Bank of Greene County in a maximum principal amount estimated not to exceed $588,000.00 (the “Note”).  Such Note is sought to finance the cost of a project consisting of the acquisition of a Fire Truck for the Fire Company.

            The Fire Company has requested that the Note be issued as an obligation the interest on which will be excluded from gross income for federal income tax purposes pursuant to Section 150€ of the Code.  THE NOTE SHALL NOT BE A DEBT OF UNION TOWNSHIP NOR SHALL UNION TOWNSHIP BE LIABLE THEREON.

            The designated hearing officer of the Fire Company will at said time and place hear and accept written comments from all persons with views on the proposed Note.  The hearing officer of the Fire Company will provide a transcript or summary report of the hearing to the Township Supervisors.   Approval by the Township Supervisors of the issuance of the Note by the Fire Company is necessary in order for the interest on the Note to qualify for exclusion from gross federal income for federal income tax purposes.

Meetings & Buildings

Beginning Monday March 29 th all Union Township buildings are re-opened to the public with care to be used. Reservations for functions can be made with the office or the Fire Company. Also, all supervisors meetings are now available in person and no longer Zoom sessions. Also noted is that we are meeting March 29th at 6:00 PM and April 12th at 1 PM. This is off our regular 1st and third Monday of the month and is advertised as such.

Zoning Update

The township has now enacted our thorough and comprehensive update to our zoning and after 2 public hearings and legal advertisements the new zoning was enacted at our November 16th regular meeting. The text of the ordinance has been sent to the printer and copies will be available to the public in early December. If you need to see it for any reason the adopted and signed copy is available during regular business hours at the township office.

Thank you