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July 23, 2016
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No new taxes as Pike spending dips

Jim Slevin
TRR photo by David Hulse

The commissioners took no position. “We’ll take a look at it,” Caridi said.

Land swap

The commissioners also finalized a long-planned land swap with PennDOT. They finalized the trade of 14 acres of land on Pike County Boulevard in Blooming Grove, which would host a new Pike PennDOT headquarters. The existing PennDOT property on Bennett Avenue in Milford becomes county property, which would be leased back to PennDOT pending construction of the new facility.

PennDOT Regional Facilities Adminstrator Greg Boler said PennDOT plans are now being reviewed by the state’s Department of Labor and Industry, with construction on the new site expected to get underway in the spring.