Lehigh County 2018 taxes will remain static
Lehigh County Commissioners on Oct. 30 passed the 2018 county budget on a vote of 9 – 0. In a very short meeting and with very little discussion, the lawmakers set the spending priorities for the next year. After the quick vote, they engaged in a general round of congratulatory exchanges and shared smiles.
The general mood of the lawmakers was epitomized by Commissioner Percy Dougherty’s comment, “Any budget without a tax increase is a good budget!”
The budget includes a stabilization fund with a proposed beginning balance of $22,955,000 and a proposed ending fund balance of $19,780,000.
The budget is effective 10 days after it passed on Oct. 30.