in as Lehigh County Executive on Tuesday and immediately set to work as he delivered the 2013 budget to county commissioners.
The Lower Macungie resident said the $365 million budget will provide a onetime expiring tax credit of about $44 to county homeowners.
Real estate taxes will remain at 11.9 mils, based on valuations prior to Lehigh County’s reassessment, which is expected to be complete at the end of November.
Commissioners will begin hearings on the budget on Sept. 13 and plan to vote on it Oct. 24.
He served as Catasauqua Borough manager, South Whitehall’s first township manager when it became a first-class township in 1966 and later Allentown business administrator. He also led the Pennsylvania League of Cities and spent 20 years in Washington, D.C., as director of the International City/County Management Association.