Last nights meeting was very interesting. It started with a short address from the County executive Don Cunningham. He spoke mainly, about the upcoming budget and what he and his administration is doing to try and cut the budget. This may require the closing of some programs as well as consolidation of some departments and possible staff reductions. As with all governments, the County has grown in size and scope and perhaps should be taken back to where it should be. When in the past they had plenty of money they spent it. Now the Devil wants his do. It will be interesting too see how this plays out.
Prepare for some sort of Tax increase.
On July 19th there will be a joint meeting of both County's at the Northampton Court house. to discuss the "Bi COUNTY Health Department".
This may be a good idea but, may be cost prohibitive. The estimated cost could be in excess of $ 500,000 + for each county. This may not be the time for this venture. No one knows where the money would come from and how it would be funded. I THINK WE KNOW !