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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.

While the book draws from his personal experiences, the primary message focuses more on the human aspects of the process. Aminov writes that in an era of political showmanship and partisanism, local politics often get caught up in the crossfire of the state and national level when it simply does not have to.

“In our beginning we had to bring an expert in Venezuelan cuisine, who taught us a lot. To offer the best to our clients, part of this growth that we have had in such a short time is because we always offer our diners quality, hygiene and good customer service.” Ganelon said.

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.