The Montgomery County Commissioners say their finances continue to move in the right direction. They received a report Thursday that projects a $540,000 dollar operating surplus at the end of this year. There were some cautionary notes too though. Chief Financial Officer Uri Monson said the cost of operating the emergency 911 system is $2,800,000 over budget because the surcharge on telephone service that is supposed to provide the funding is no longer enough. Monson also told the commissioners he expects the county to have more than $41,000,000 in the bank at the end of this year after it sells the Human Services Center in Norristown and the nursing care facility Parkhouse in Upper Providence.
The Bucks County Department of Consumer Affiars is reminding drivers about getting fair and reliable service for car repairs. Director, Mike Bannon says, to avoid being overcharged, you have to take charge.
“It’s important that you set a dollar limit on the amount of work they can do without contacting you, or you can just say call me before you do any work.”
Bannon urges people to visit Buckscounty.org for a brochure on how to find and choose the right auto mechanic. Bannon was a guest on the AM Edition Tuesday morning.
Lansdale Borough Council found itself in new surroundings Wednesday night. With Borough Hall closing on Friday to make room for a new municipal complex, the first meeting of Lansdale officials outside of the old facility took place at the North Penn School District Educational Services Center on East Hancock Street. The borough is renting meeting room facilites from the district for a nominal fee. Officials are reminding Lansdale residents that Borough Hall will close for good on Friday at 4-30 in the afternoon. Starting on Wednesday, November 13th most borough business will be conducted in the modular offices that have been set up at 645 Ninth Street.
Bucks County State Rep. Kathy Watson reminds individuals and families in Bucks County who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP, applications will be accepted beginning today.
“If you’re a one person household and you have an income of no more 17,235, you can qualify. I you’re a two person household and you have a maximum income of 23,265, you can apply. A four person household is 29,295.
The highest qualifying number is 71,000 for ten people living in one household. for more information, visit the state’s website at dpw.state.pa.us