Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

County board views 5-year financial plan

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Gretchen Naso, a principal officer from RKL LLP, briefed Lehigh County Board of Commissioners on a five-year financial forecasting model developed for aid in future planning at the Nov. 21 meeting. Naso’s plan analyzed the county’s finances for the last five years to give the borough an idea of how financial decisions today may affect the future.

“One of our goals was to allow commissioners to take the financial information that’s out there and kind of distill it until it becomes more manageable,” Naso said.

McNeill wins special election

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Local News

A total of 3,414 voters came out to vote in the special election, held Dec. 5, to fill the vacant 133rd Legislative District seat.

Democrat Jeanne McNeill won the election after receiving over 67 percent of the votes for a total of 2,302 votes.

Republican David E. Molony received 992 votes.

Libertarian Samantha X. Dorney received 120 votes.

These are unofficial results according to Lehigh County.

Commissioners approve 2018 budget

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Board bids farewell to longtime officials Hunsicker, Snyder, Armstrong

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners met Dec. 11 to discuss the 2018 budget. The plan, which includes a 2.80 millage rate, was approved with no property tax increase.

The garbage fee will remain at $300. However, residents wanting an additional 95-gallon refuse cart can go to the tax office between Jan. 2 and Feb. 2, 2018, and pay the $100 deposit to receive one. The garbage fee for residents with an extra cart will be $330.

The board bid farewell to three of its elected officials.