Odds and Ends from County Council
Questions about the TIF, a new leader for Gracedale, and a new home for an Easton district judge.
A few items worth noting from Thursday's Northampton County Council meeting:
- Council heard from representatives from the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp., who argued for the passage of a Tax Incremental Financing district (TIF) for the proposed Chrin interchange in Palmer Township. Pete Reinke, one of the LVEDC's vice presidents, said the interchange makes the region more attractive to potential employers.
- On a related note, Council members Ron Angle and Peg Ferraro want Chrin to hold a meeting for residents in Upper Nazareth Township to outline the project. Angle and Ferraro say the interchange will impact the township, which isn't part of the TIF.
- County Executive John Stoffa said Premiere Healthcare will take over management of Gracedale on Sept. 26. David Hollings, an Easton-area native, will be the nursing home's new administrator. Stoffa also noted that Gracedale's census -- 585 people -- is the "the lowest I've ever seen it."
- Easton District Judge Gay Elwell could be moving soon. Council will vote at its Oct. 6 for a new lease for Elwell at 400 Northampton St., in the former Morning Call bureau at the National Building.