Catasauqua Press

Thursday, May 23, 2019

County board requests proposed amendment be withdrawn

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Douglas Graves Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners requested Commissioner Amanda Holt withdraw a proposed amendment to the professional services agreement with Computer Aid Inc. for information technology management services May 9. No reason was given.

The same amendment had been delayed at the last meeting at the request of Commissioner Brad Osborne, who wanted time to study the effect of the amendment on other issues.

Computer Aid Inc. had attracted the focus of some commissioners when they learned the company had made a contribution to the campaign of Marty Nothstein, who is currently board president and Republican candidate for U.S. Congress’ new 7th District.

Nothstein returned the contribution after it was challenged by Lehigh County’s legal department.

In other legislative action, commissioners approved an amendment to the professional services agreement with audiology services to provide on-site audiology support for Cedarbrook nursing facility owned by Lehigh County.

In other news, two Boy Scouts, Ben Heintzelman and Tyler Timothy Prehl, were honored by commissioners in resolutions commending them for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Heintzelman is a member of Boy Scout Troop 261 in the Minsi Trails Council. His Eagle Scout project was to design and construct a shed for firewood storage at Ziegel’s Union Church, Breinigsville.

Heintzelman attended the meeting with his family — grandfather Harold Heintzelman Jr., his father, Gregory, and his mother, Christine.

Prehl is a Parkland High School student with a 4.4 GPA. He will attend West Chester University on a full scholarship this fall.

Toward the end of the meeting, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong said the planned lighting project for the soldiers and sailors monument at Seventh Street and Hamilton Boulevard will be delayed six or seven weeks because of issues in getting some of the necessary components of the system.

Armstrong also announced plans to have area school districts send students to shadow Lehigh County cabinet officials during student government day. The event is planned for 9 a.m. June 13.