Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne expressed frustration at what he sees as slow progress on decisions concerning the 370-bed Cedarbrook Nursing Homes. According to Osborne, an operational analysis for Cedarbrook, two years in the making, was delivered to Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller July 21. However, Osborne said, Muller sent commissioners an email indicating that he does not plan to forward the report until the Aug. 23 board meeting. Osborne would like to see it sooner.
Lehigh County Commissioners had a second reading of the $133,755,495 Lehigh County Capital Plan for 2018-22 and then passed several motions to amend the bill at their July 12 meeting. The capital plan is a policy statement only and is not a budget or an appropriation of funds. A vote on the capital plan will be held at the July 26 meeting.
“The capital plan kind of kicks off the budget season,” said Commissioner Michael Schware in an interview.