Posted by Reblog: Lehigh Valley News.
More than $400,000 in revenue from the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem have been distributed to four Lehigh County municipalities.
Lehigh County has approved the allocation of more than $400,000 in casino revenues for four county municipalities tonight.
Lehigh County receives a portion of revenue derived from the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem for the purpose of municipal grants.
The largest single amount is $130,305 to Salisbury Township for overtime costs for police officers, as well as the purchasing of 11 mobile data terminals and 11 vehicle digital video cameras.
The other projects include:
- $97,325 to Fountain Hill for one fire department industrial emergency generator, as well as turnout gear, houses and voice amplifiers
- $81,400 to Upper Saucon Township for the purchase of new police vehicle and speed display devices
- $43,000 to Fountain Hill for the purchase of a new utility patrol vehicle
- $37,000 to Fountain Hill for training and outfitting three new part-time police officers
- $23,258 to Coopersburg to replace four mobile computers and to purchase two mobile speed devices
Commissioner Mike Schware said the state provides two streams of casino funding. Table game revenue is only available to municipalities directly surrounding the casino, he said, while slots revenue is available county-wide.
The commissioners approved $307,630 out of $404,630 in table game revenue applications, and $104,658 out of $272,246 in slots revenue applications, Schware said.
Contact Allentown reporter Colin McEvoy at 484-894-2549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.