It’s a question being asked by townships and municipalities throughout the Lehigh Valley.
“Where are we going to come up with the money?”
This particular question was asked during Monday night’s Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meeting by President Linda Snyder concerning how the township was going to make up the money she said they were losing thanks to the Neighborhood Improvement Zone.
Deputy Mayor Jack Meyers said he didn’t know where the township was going to come up with the money – estimated to be up to $100,000 – but would review the issue closer once the township had more concrete numbers as the year continues to unfold.
“How many fire trucks, how many police officers is that going to cost us,” she asked rhetorically.
The rest of Monday’s meeting was largely perfunctory, a series of ordinances, the most notable being No. 2774, which granted conditional use approval of a new truck route to LaFarge Corporation to and from the quarry along the west side of South Church Street.
The work will end November 15th of this year and resume on March 15, 2013.