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Lebanon, Pa (May 11, 2023) Tour de Lebanon Valley will be rolling through Lebanon County on Saturday, June 10. Each route, 62, 30 or 6-miles, winds through the scenic countryside of the Lebanon Valley, taking riders passed farmlands, forests and historical sites.
The Lebanon City Council met Monday to review a virtually empty agenda before the Mayor presented a free version of the State of the City Address.
The Lebanon City Government along with Coleman Memorial Park have contracted Simone Collins Landscape Architecture to conduct an updated Master Site Plan of the park so that the City can apply for future grant funding from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Department of Community and Economic Development.
Mayor Capello said that Meluskey began her service to the city in 1985 when she joined the Planning Commission, a post which she held until January 2000; In the Fall of 1999 she was elected to the Lebanon City Council and serve in the position for two terms; and in 2009 she was appointed to the Lebanon City Board of Health which was a position she held for 13 years before retiring.
The agreement pertains explicitly to a regional pollution reduction plan. However, it primarily relates to the stormwater drain fee and the implementation of the stormwater drain system.
Mayor Sherry Capello informed the Council of her recommendation that the recently retired and current Chairperson of the City Council, Joe Morales, be appointed as the City of Lebanon’s Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC). Morales recently retired as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services and has offered to fill the position on a volunteer basis.
Mayor Capello also said that according to the audit, the City’s net position between year-end 2020 and year-end 2021 decreased from 11.6 to 6.6. For reference, the government’s net position is determined by the difference between an entity’s assets plus deferred outflows of resources and its liabilities plus differed inflows of resources.
Mayor Capello said that Lebanon boasts the lowest property tax rate amongst third-class cities and the second lowest among all cities in Pennsylvania. She noted that Scranton, PA has a slightly lower tax/millage rate at 2.395 mills; however, their earned income tax is higher than Lebanon City’s.
The Lebanon County Master Gardeners will be holding an event, “Gardening Through Winter and Cold Stratification”, on September 26, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Penn State Extension Lebanon County, 2120 Cornwall Road, Lebanon, PA 17042.
Pennsylvania State Police are asking residents for information regarding an alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old at a Heidelberg Township speedway more than a month ago.