Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. rolled out the administration's 2015 proposed budget Oct. 15.
The budget anticipates $21.3 million in expenses, up slightly from $20.6 million this year. The real estate tax of 2.8 mills remains unchanged.
The board of commissioners will hold public hearings on the proposed budget Oct. 28-30. Although the board may alter the budget slightly, no major cuts or additions are expected to be made to the proposed budget prepared by Deputy Mayor Jack Meyers and Hozza.
Jordan Joseph Janow-ski and Brian Joseph Mittura, members of Boy Scout Troop 32, Faith Lutheran Church, Whitehall, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout Oct. 4.
The Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held at the church hall.
Janowski and Mittura, Whitehall High School graduates and students at Lehigh County Community College, achieved numerous merit badges during their Scouting careers, which began with Tenderfoot Scout to the six levels, culminating as Eagle Scout. They performed specific projects to earn the coveted Eagle pin.
One of the most costly road improvement projects undertaken by Whitehall Township in years is about to begin – the $325,000 reconstruction of Columbia Street from South Church Street to Ringer Road.
Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. informed the Board of Commissioners at their meeting Oct. 13 that work on the extrensive project can get underway as early as today, Thursday, Oct. 16, weather permitting.
A Whitehall official urges residents to attend the 2015 budget hearings.
At the Oct. 13 commissioners meeting, board President Linda Snyder made a plea for township residents to attend the upcoming series of budget hearings.
"I'd appreciate it very much," Snyder said, after asking for people to attend. These are held after the unveiling of the proposed 2015 budget – which was to have taken place at noon Oct. 15, which is after The Press deadline.