Monday, March 25, 2013
Bucks County's newest bond issue will largely go to completing the Justice Center in Doylestown, plus bridge repair and open space preservation.
Bucks County Commissioners unanimously approved, last week, to issue $65.3 million in bonds for improvement projects. A majority of the bond proceeds will be used to help complete the $84 million Justice Center, which should be finished by summer, 2014. The Justice Center is largest capital project in Bucks County government's 331-year history. Borrowing $65.3 million, however, should cost the average taxpayer about $27 per year, according to Phillyburbs.com. Overall, with this bond issue, the county will be more than $300 million in debt this year. But the county has good credit and could borrow up to $1.12 billion. According to county Director of Finance and Administration David Boscola, the $65.3 million in bonds will actually net the …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Newtown Business Commons Association's quarterly luncheon will be held at noon on March 26 at LaSalle University.
Robert Loughery, the chairman of the Bucks County Commissioners, will be the guest speaker at the Newtown Business Commons Association's quarterly luncheon later this month. The luncheon will be held at noon on March 26 at La Salle University. The event is open to the public. It will be catered by Joey G's. Loughery will speak about economic development, according to event organizers. Admission is $20. RSVP to email@example.com.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Rudolph, Frosty, Santa and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley will headline the annual event, which is open to the public.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Bucks County government will hold its 47th annual holiday program for all employees, their families and the community. The program will take place Monday, Dec. 24, at the courthouse in Doylestown, 55 E. Court St., in the third-floor rotunda. It starts at 9:30 a.m. Entertainment will include magician Steve Black and a performance bya choir of county employees. Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley, a Bucks County native and former Republican Bucks County Commissioner, will read a holiday story to children. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman will make special appearnces, and Santa Claus will come “down” the chimney. Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and receive a free photo and gift. The program is …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The wreath at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown will honor the 12 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Bucks County since 1914.
A Project Blue Light wreath will shine from a window in the county courthouse in honor of the 12 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty in Bucks County. The Bucks County Commissioners and Jack Jones, who is Morrisville Borough Police Chief and Bucks County Fire Chiefs Association President, will light the six-foot wreath with blue lights on Thursday. The wreath will be adorned with 12 white ornaments symbolizing the officers who have been killed on duty across the county since 1914. The 12 fallen officers are: Project Blue Light encourages people to include a blue light in their holiday decorations to remember law enforcement officials who have given their lives in the performance of their duties. It also honors the men…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Bucks County unveils its preliminary 2013 operating budget, which increases spending by 1.2 percent, but carries over $44.3 million in the general fund from this year.
Friday, November 23, 2012
News Releases from Bucks County. For more information, please go to www.buckscounty.org. Bucks County Commissioner Chairman Robert G. Loughery, Chief Operating Officer Brian Hessenthaler and Finance Director David Boscola presented the county’s preliminary operating budget for 2013 this afternoon at the Bucks County Courthouse. The proposed budget of $467.5 million represents a 1.2 percent increase over 2012. According to Mr. Boscola, the preliminary budget draft remains a work-in-progress, which will include ongoing analysis and input from the Board of Commissioners, administration, courts and row offices. “Another very difficult budget,” Mr. Boscola stated. “Due to ongoing economic conditions that the county has tried to weather for a …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Democratic candidates for Bucks County Commissioner vowed Tuesday to rescind the Election Day holiday for county employees.
For years, Election Day has been a holiday for employees of Bucks County government. The reason isn't so they can vote. It's so the Republican-controlled county can put its machine to work electing or re-electing more Republicans. That's the charge by the Democratic candidates for Bucks County commissioner. Diane Marseglia and Det Ansinn joined the four other Democratic candidates for county row offices Tuesday in front of the Bucks County Courthouse. They pledged to get county employees back to work on Election Day as a means of stopping what they called the political corruption that years of Republican-controlled county government has wrought. Along with the rest of the 2011 Democratic slate, Marseglia and Ansinn signed a pledge to: …
Friday, January 14, 2011
The 10-year study process culminated Thursday with bids to build the biggest, most expensive capital project Bucks County has ever seen.
Charley Martin didn't get his apology, but the Bucks County judges got their courtrooms and Thomas Bock got the contract to build them. That was the result after a tumultuous two-hour, maximum-capacity meeting at the Bucks County courthouse in Doylestown Thursday. In the end, Republican commissioners Martin and Jim Cawley voted to hire several contractors to build the courthouse, including the option to build three contested courtrooms on the proposed building's fifth floor. The contruction bids total $83,973,000. Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia voted against the project. She has argued for years, and repeated the assertion Thursday that the proposed building is too big and too expensive. For Doylestown, of course, this means that the …