The Old Forge School Board voted to table an agreement between the district and Municipal Revenue Services Inc. during its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
According to its website, municipalrevenues.com, Municipal Revenue Services Inc. specializes in finding previously unrecognized tax revenues for school districts, cities and other taxing districts. The main reason for tabling the agreement centered around the company telling the district that $600,000 is the largest amount the school district could receive if the board were to approve the agreement, making Municipal Revenue Services Inc. facilitators of the tax claim sales for 2012 through 2014.
What happens if we collect more than $600,000? said board member Eugene Talerico. Where does that money go?
Anthony Spadoni, board secretary, said he believed the figure was based on preliminary research done by Municipal Revenue Services Inc. but that he wasn't positive and would have to look into it further.
After some discussion, other board members began to express concern with the agreement.
The board finally agreed to vote on the agreement next month so that more research could be conducted.
The board unanimously approved the resignation of Stage Play Director Joseph Sylvester.
I just wanted to thank Mr. Sylvester, MaryGrace Mailen, board member said, he did a great job the last couple of years. I hope someone picks up where he left off, he will be missed.
The board approved the addition of Derek Gleason, Mary Ellen Hogan-Balliet, Chelsie Peachey, Nichole Arudino, Raechelle Rowan, Rita Harris and Megan Ackourey to the list of substitute teachers. The board added Amanda Brown, Kerie Mecca and Ashlea Cagigas to the Personal Care Aide substitute list.