No way. That was the answer the Lower Township MUA gave the township’s council, who asked for $163,000 in surplus money. The vote came down 4-1, with Pete Biting being the only one who voted in favor. Council is legally allowed to ask for up to five percent of the MUA’s surplus. The amount council was seeking came out to about half of that amount. The township has a proposed tax increase of 1.7 cents, and this surplus money would get the township under a penny. The MUA just broke ground on a new Townbank Water Main project.