Lamont McClure presented the 2023 Northampton County Budget at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 3rd in Council Chambers at the Government Center, 669 Washington Street, Easton, PA 18042.
County Executive McClure announced that the proposed budget provides adequate funding for core County services without raising taxes. The tax rate will remain at 10.8 mils for 2023.
Budget priorities include combating warehouse proliferation through the funding of open space and farmland preservation. The budget invests in open space and includes improvements for County buildings, upgrades to equipment to maintain safe and secure elections and modernization of radio infrastructure for emergency services. It also lowers debt service payments by $7.1 million through competent management of the County’s long-term debt.
The proposed budget sets aside over $17 million in an emergency stabilization fund which will keep Northampton County fiscally sound.
The County cut the tax rate by 1 mil last year and, thanks to sound fiscal management, that tax cut has had no impact on the level of services available to the public.
The Budget Address is available on the County’s YouTube Channel and on Facebook.
The budget now goes to Council.
Information provided to TVL by:
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042