Lehigh County names new coroner

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners appointed Daniel Buglio as Lehigh County coroner Wednesday evening.

Buglio has served because the county’s first deputy coroner. Commissioners who spoke praised Buglio for his ability, temerity, expertise and dedication.

“I hope I do not meet you in your skilled capability,” Commissioner David Harrington joked to Buglio previous to the vote.

The coroner’s place was vacant.

Union bargaining settlement

In different information, the board authorised a three-year tentative collective bargaining settlement.

The pact with AFSCME, AFL-CIO, District Council 88, Native 3206 — which covers court docket staff — is retroactive to Jan. 1 and runs via Dec. 31, 2024. It governs such subjects as work hours and pay for part-time staff, which features a 2% basic wage improve.

The invoice was authorised on first studying after an modification was made.

Safety companies

In different information, commissioners waived the county’s aggressive bidding requirement so Allied Common, which supplies safety companies at Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation’s Allentown and Fountain Hill places, can elevate the hourly fee of their present contract.

The transfer is being made to assist the corporate higher deal with an unstable market and guarantee their safety companies “should not compromised.” The contract ends. Aug. 8.

D&L Path

The board OK’d laws delegating the state Division of Transportation to supervise and handle the development of a bit of the D&L Path. That part runs from the Deily Coal Yard Trailhead to Canal Park alongside the outdated D&L towpath in Lehigh County.

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Council appointments

Commissioners additionally OK’d the appointments of Tony Branco, Luis Perez Jr., Paschall Simpson and Angela Zanelli to the human relations advisory council, with phrases ending Dec. 31, 2023. 5 different people — Maryanell Agosto, Carmen Bell, Liz Bradbury, Nagi Latefa and Guillermo Lopez — had been appointed to the identical council with phrases ending Dec. 31, 2025.

Carolyn Hoffman was appointed to the getting older and grownup companies advisory council. Her time period expires Dec. 31, 2025.

Autism Consciousness Month

Lastly, commissioners authorised a decision declaring April 2022 Autism Consciousness Month in Lehigh County.