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Friday, September 22, 2017

No tax increase in proposed 2018 budget

Monday, September 11, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County residents got mostly good news from Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller Aug. 31 when he presented his proposed Lehigh County budget for 2018 with no tax increase for Lehigh County for 2018.

Muller presented his fiscal plan at Cedarbrook nursing home which is owned by the County. A small crowd comprised mostly of county staff, politicians, local township officials and numerous residents of the nursing home attended the Aug. 31 press conference.

Article By: Douglas Graves Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Commissioner Dan Hartzell recently decided to temporarily withdraw a favored option for renovation of Cedarbrook nursing home from the agenda. The option will be considered at the next regular commissioners’ meeting, according to Commissioner Hartzell.

In spite of the absence of commissioners Thomas Creighton and Michael Schware, the vote could have been held, but Hartzell wanted to have a full board present for the vote. He said he didn’t want board members to feel legislation had been “rammed down their throats.”

LEHIGH COUNTY-No tax increase proposed in 2018 budget

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County residents got mostly good news from Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller Aug. 31 when he presented his proposed Lehigh County budget for 2018 with no tax increase for Lehigh County for 2018.

Muller presented his fiscal plan at Cedarbrook nursing home which is owned by the County. A small crowd comprised mostly of county staff, politicians, local township officials and numerous residents of the nursing home attended the Aug. 31 press conference.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS-Operational analysis on Cedarbrook provided

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller delivered the much anticipated operational analysis for the Cedarbrook Nursing Home to the Lehigh County Committee on Cedarbrook Aug. 9. The analysis, done by Good Shepherd, presents options and their costs so the commissioners can better judge how to spend money on the two-campus facility.

Commissioners dole out casino host funds

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners had a second reading of the $133,755,495 Lehigh County Capital Plan for 2018 – 2022, and then passed several motions to amend the bill at their July 12 meeting. The capital plan, according to explanatory text in the ordinance, “is a policy statement only and is in no way to be construed as a budget or an appropriation.” A vote on the capital plan will be held at the next meeting July 26.

“The capital plan kind of kicks off the budget season,” Commissioner Michael Schware said in an interview.

LEHIGH COUNTY Commissioners dole out casino host funds

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners had a second reading of the $133,755,495 Lehigh County Capital Plan for 2018 – 2022, and then passed several motions to amend the bill at their July 12 meeting. The capital plan, according to explanatory text in the ordinance, “is a policy statement only and is in no way to be construed as a budget or an appropriation.” A vote on the Capital Plan will be held at the next meeting July 26.

“The Capital Plan kind of kicks off the budget season,” said Commissioner Michael Schware in an interview.