East Penn Press

Monday, December 11, 2017

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Commissioners briefed on financial forecasting model

Gretchen Naso, a principal officer from RKL LCC, briefed the Lehigh County Commissioners about a five-year financial forecasting model developed for aid in future planning.

Naso’s plan presented at the Nov. 21 meeting of the Lehigh County Commissioners, analyzed Lehigh County’s finances for the last five years to give planners an idea of how financial decisions today may impact the future.

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

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Residents to see tax increase thanks to Supreme Court ruling

Emmaus Borough Council voted 7-0 in favor of a first reading to raise taxes for the fiscal year of 2018.

The proposed ordinance will raise taxes by 5.9715 mills, which is an increase of last year’s 5.5065 mills. A mill is a $1 tax on every $1,000 of a property’s assessed value. The 5.9715 mills will be split between a general tax fund of 4.8754 and a fire fund tax of 1.0961.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Dec. 7

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 meeting noon at St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Program begins 1 p.m. with the Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra. Guests and non-members are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For information, call 610-437-4265.

AARP Chapter #4150 Christmas party noon in the community room of the Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road. Guests are welcome. Tickets are required for the Christmas party. For more information, call 610-285-4563.

Dec. 9

Ai Orthodontics and dentists send cheer to LVHN patients

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Every year, orthodontist Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa asks his referring dentists to take the challenge of decorating a pumpkin for a patient at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest. This year’s event was called Ai Funny Fall Faces 2017.

Every year, the dentist offices respond with even more creative pumpkin designs than the year before.

This year was no exception with 50 decorated pumpkins returning to Ai Orthodontics for a judging contest in the office, on social media and with a number of local judges.