LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Lease approved for detox center in Salisbury Township
With budget season behind them, the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners convened Nov. 20, just before the Thanksgiving holiday, to address a handful of reappointments and bills.
The board unanimously voted to reappoint Commissioner Percy Dougherty to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Susan Schmidt, of Emmaus, and Sally Schoffstall, of New Tripoli, to the Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council.
The commissioners also unanimously approved a lease of county owned property on Riverside Drive in Salisbury Township to White Deer Run Inc. for use as a rehabilitation center.
"We currently do not have a detox center in Lehigh County," Commissioner Lisa Scheller said, "We'll be able to have this center so that people can get treatment."
First reading was given to a bill that would grant $1,061,000 divided between the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem, the borough of Emmaus, and the townships of Lower Macungie, Salisbury and Upper Saucon for park improvement and recreation reinvestment. Lehigh County Director of Community and Economic Development Cindy Feinberg indicated the money for this grant comes from the sale of county land near Dorney Park.
The bill will be voted on at the next commissioners meeting, Dec. 12.