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Lehigh County Commissioners give State of Lehigh County presentation at CEPTA meeting

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the Commissioners 2 at CEPTA 4'21'2015 State of County

Lehigh County Commissioners gave a presentation titled “State of Lehigh County” to those in attendance at the April 21st 2015 Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Association (CEPTA) meeting. Only four Commissioners could be in attendance to make the presentation in order to avoid a violation of the PA Sunshine act. The Commissioners in attendance were Amanda Holt, Vic Mazziotti, Mike Schware and Commission President Brad Osborne.

Other elected officials were also in the audience and include Tom Muller the Lehigh County Executive, Lynn Donches an East Penn School District Board member, and Ron Beitler a Lower Macungie Twp. Commissioner.

The Commissioners gave a power-point presentation that highlighted the major areas of county government, and the services provided to the residents of Lehigh County. Details on how much each department is budgeted, and how the revenue is divided among the services was also explained. As well as an explanation of the committees the each of the Commissioners serves on and the duties discussed.

Those in attendance also learned that over the last few years the full board, both Republican and Democrat, have worked together to produce tax cuts and have also given money back in the form of tax credits to the taxpayers all while maintaining services and not using any funds from the Stabilization Fund or “rainy day fund” as some refer to it.

Residents will be happy to hear that an increase in County taxes will not be necessary for the upcoming year as the projected deficit of seven million dollars instead turned out to be a surplus of two million dollars.

It was no surprise that the majority of questions from the audience came during the portion of the meeting that pertained to the budget. The Commissioners, specifically Commissioner Mazziotti, who attend even though he was fighting a cold, answered so many questions that he started to lose his voice.

The evening concluded with all of the elected officials in attendance participating in a meet and greet with the public with the exception of County Executive Tom Muller who left immediately after the Commissioners concluded their presentation.

The following is a video of the complete meeting including the presentation.

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