Bethlehem Press

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LEHIGH COUNTY Where do my taxes go?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Douglas Graves Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong answered his own rhetorical question, “What Do My Lehigh County Tax Dollars Pay For?”

•Law and Order: Courts, Jail, District Attorney, Sheriff, Public Defender, Coroner

•Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation

•General Services

•County Infrastructure including, parks, trails, the Velodrome and historic sites, Coca-Cola Park, Trexler Nature Preserve, emergency management, the 9-1-1 Center and farmland preservation

•Human Services: children and youth, aging and adult services, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol services, early intervention, mental health, intellectual disabilities

•Debt service

•Lehigh County veterans’ affairs

•Salaries and benefits

•Voter registration and electoral process