February 9th, 2015

The Regular Hamlin Township meeting was held on February 9, 2015 at 7PM at the Hamlin Township Office with Chairman James Trussell presiding. Township Supervisors Joni Britton and Dave Okerlund were both present.

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January 5th, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

The regular monthly meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors was held on Monday, January 5, 2015 following the 2015 Reorganizational Meeting.

Supervisors in attendance were James Trussell, Joni Britton, and David Okerlund.

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December 8th, 2014

Monday December 8, 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors was held on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the township building.

Supervisors in attendance were James Trussell, Joni Britton, and David Okerlund.

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November 10th, 2014

Monday November 10, 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors was held on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the township building.

Supervisors in attendance were James Trussell, Joni Britton, and David Okerlund.

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October 13th, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014
The monthly meeting of Hamlin Township Supervisors was held Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the township building.

Supervisors in attendance were James Trussell, Joni Britton, and David Okerlund.

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Still Believe Climate Change Isn't Real?

When the Republicans in the House and Senate put together a budget that would have to be passed before the end of last year and sent to President Obama to sign, they thru in a great big sweetener to 'big oil' and that was removing the ban on oil exports. I'm sure their pockets will be lined nicely over the next few months and even speaker Ryan said "this is bigger than 1,000 keystone pipelines". But it's also sadder than those pipelines.

Unlimited/Unfettered export of the oil and natural gas that they tear our countrysides apart to get can now be shipped anywhere, anytime and all the Democrats could muster is 5 paltry years of tax credits for re-newable energy sources. As far back as the 1970's, big oil knew the dangers of carbon emissions from producing oil and natural gas that would do irreversible harm to the planet. Take a look at this article from insideclimatenews.org that talks of a task force formed by the industry in the late 70's. Really sad that we don't do the same to them that we did back when we could prove that the tobacco industry played us all for fools saying there was no evidence that smoking caused cancer or other diseases.

And of course, the republicans on the state level through our budget stalemate have given a green light again to big oil by not taxing an industry that's doing great damage to our roads and landscape. Ever seen a 'fracking pad'? But instead, big oil gets a pass on taking care of the environment and paying for the damage to our highways and bridges. 

And remember, the last installment of the Corbett/Republican led house and senate's gas tax takes effect in one year, Jan. 1st, 2017