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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
DSC_0176 Percy Dougherty, Dan Hartzell, Marty Nothstein, and Amanda Holt: The general mood of the lawmakers was epitomized by Commissioner Percy Dougherty’s comment, “Any budget without a tax increase is a good budget!” From left to right: Percy Dougherty, Dan Hartzell, Marty Nothstein, and Amanda Holt DSC_0176 Percy Dougherty, Dan Hartzell, Marty Nothstein, and Amanda Holt: The general mood of the lawmakers was epitomized by Commissioner Percy Dougherty’s comment, “Any budget without a tax increase is a good budget!” From left to right: Percy Dougherty, Dan Hartzell, Marty Nothstein, and Amanda Holt
press photo by douglas gravesLehigh County Commissioners pose for a formal portrait by well-known local photographer Hub Wilson. From left to right: Thomas Creighton III, Geoff Brace, Brad Osborne, Percy Dougherty, Marty Nothstein, Dan Hartzell, Amanda Holt, Michael Schware and David Jones, Sr. press photo by douglas gravesLehigh County Commissioners pose for a formal portrait by well-known local photographer Hub Wilson. From left to right: Thomas Creighton III, Geoff Brace, Brad Osborne, Percy Dougherty, Marty Nothstein, Dan Hartzell, Amanda Holt, Michael Schware and David Jones, Sr.
Lehigh County 2018 taxes will remain static Lehigh County 2018 taxes will remain static

Lehigh County 2018 taxes will remain static

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Douglas Graves Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

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.