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The Susquehanna County Commissioners played to a different drummer last week and the result was a happy ending.
Meeting before a standing-room-only crowd that jammed in the small meeting room at the courthouse, the commissioners quickly appeased library personnel and supporters by restoring the library tax to last year’s rate of .33 mills. At a previous meeting earlier in December, the commissioners announced their intention to reduce the library tax to .30 mills for 2007.
At their final meeting of 2006, the Susquehanna Boro Council heard a presentation from Peter Seman, a longtime dairy farmer from Ararat Township, about ethanol. Mr. Seman said that he had first heard about it 20 years ago, before most knew what it was. His intent is to educate people about this alternative fuel, which could be important to our region. The area has enough farm and timber land to support one, and grant funds are available from the state to start one and to fund a feasibility study. He will be visiting other municipalities in the area, to spread the word to anyone who may be interested.
Mr. Seman said that et
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