Bucks County Commissioners Address 2022 Budget, Vaccination Info, and Small Business Stimulus

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(L to R): Bucks County Board of Commissioners Chair chair Diane Ellis-Marseglia, Commissioner Bob Harvie, and Commissioner Gene DiGirolamo.

The trio of Bucks County Commissioners — Diane Ellis-Marseglia, Bob Harvie, and Gene DiGirolamo — had a busy pre-holiday docket. Samantha Bambino of the Lower Bucks Times covered their last meeting of 2021 and announced plans for 2022.

2022 Budget

The board voted unanimously for a new budget that represented no increase in taxes and no withdrawals from the general fund. The $475.5 million fiscal plan for 2022 is 1.4 percent larger than 2021’s.

“We are pleased to have passed a budget, once again, with no tax increases,” said Marseglia. “The fact that we have increased services to residents while maintaining a zero-tax increase budget is a win for the residents and businesses of Bucks County, as they focus on full recovery.”

COVID-19 Vaccines

A new operator was approved for the oversight of the county’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort. Big Health Solutions, based in Bucks County, replaced AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, which operated out of Weston Va. Its contract expired Jan. 31, 2021.

Starting Jan 10, Bucks County’s COVID-19 vaccination sites are located as follows:

  • Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem
  • Warwick Square, Jamison
  • Upper Bucks Campus, Bucks County Community College, Perkasie

Small Business Support

The first round of Bucks Back to Work grants will bring $2.4 million to 253 local businesses. Three additional infusions (including one to help nonprofits) are expected to kick in before the end of February.

More on the content of the Bucks County Commissioners meeting is in the Lower Bucks Times.

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