Care resolutions receive unanimous approval en route to vote.
Several resolutions in their first reading received Lehigh County Commissioners’ unanimous approval at the regular meeting March 24.
Among those, which will be voted on at a subsequent meeting, are three professional services agreements with providers to support Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation at Allentown and Fountain Hill. Shepherd Hills Family Practice will provide medical services while St. Luke’s Physician Group, Inc. will provide both medical and, in a separate contract, psychiatric services.
Commissioner Dan Hartzell sponsored all three resolutions.
In another resolution, the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. will receive funding from the money the county receives from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to provide assistance to victims of crimes in Lehigh County.
The resolution was sponsored by Lehigh County Commissioner Dave Harrington.
The county has supplemented those funds in the past with county tax dollars from the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Victim Witness fund in the amount of $35,000.
Since 2019, the county has received additional grant funding for the program from the Rights and Services Act grant program, which funds the services from Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.
Commissioners approved a Lehigh County Department of General Services request for the county to contract with TuWay Mobile Communications, Inc., also called TuWay Communications, for expansion of the county’s EMS radio communications network, including assembly, construction and installation.
In other business, the commissioners appointed Edward Schuch to the Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council.