Pennsylvania Economy League

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


What do you see as the role of the County, if any, in assisting our municipalities?


Community and Economic Development

ADD program $5.5 million over 10 years

LERTA’s and TIF’s (Reading ,Wyomissing, Exeter, Tilden, Hamburg, WR

IDA (Bethel Project, Airport Park)

Planning Commission (Advisory)

Community Development Office (CDGB money)

Colebrookedale Railroad



BARTA $403,000.00

222 North $5 million local pledge

Reading Regional Airport


Land Use

Environmental and Zoning Defense:

(Exide, Lehigh Cement, Hereford Twp. Union Twp., Lower Heidelberg)

CZIP Program

Agricultural Land Preservation


Protective Services

BCERT $50,000 annually

Central Booking/INS

DA Task Forces

Fire Training Center $300,000 annual cost

Police Study

Radio Project ( End user radios 20% of cost and 7years 0% interest)

Wyomissing Dispatch (2011)


Misc. Services

Library Funding $4 million per year

Water/Sewer Study Update

City Property Taxes collected by the county (2011)

Center for Excellence in Local Government $5,000 sponsor

Election Services

Solid Waste Collections

Commissioners' Workshop Meeting

Watch the Berks County Commissioners' Workshop Meeting on BCTV.

Live Thursdays at 10:00 AM.

Check the schedule for replays or watch online.