After many delays, discussions and debates, Lehigh County is closer to issuing general obligation bonds in the amount of just over $20 million.


By a unanimous vote Wednesday night, commissioners moved Bill 2016-19 to their Sept. 28 meeting for its second reading.


The bonds will be used to fund various projects including $1.8 million for renovations to Lehigh County Courthouse, $1.45 million to purchase software for tracking various county operations and repairs at Coca-Cola Park.


In other business, commissioners also approved the sale of 6.3 acres of county land located at 749 Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township.


Commissioners also approved a lease agreement with Roche Partnership, LLP for a property at 1901 S. 12th St. in Allentown.

The legislative body also approved the appointment of Matthew Malozi to the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority. His term will expire on March 31, 2020.

Commissioner David Jones was absent from Wednesday night's meeting.