June 16, 2011
There isn’t much major crime in Wellsville.
Partly because of that, the borough with 242 residents is content with the service it receives from Pennsylvania State Police, said Mayor Andrew Slothower.
But there’s a bill in the House that aims to get municipalities to switch from relying on state police for protection to local police.
The other option: Pay up for state police.
Under the proposal, municipalities that don’t have their own department or contract from local police would be charged $52 per resident the first year, $104 per resident the second year and $156 the third and each subsequent year.
For Wellsville, that would mean a bill of $12,584 the first year, $25,168 the second and $37,752 the third.