"You have a big job ahead of you," warned Council President Peg Ferraro.
"That's what I hear," answered the soft-spoken engineer.
Allentown Director of Public Works Richard Young is taking over in Northampton County. He sailed through the Personnel Committee on Wednesday and was unanimously confirmed last night. Though he lives in East Side Allentown, he told Council last night that his family is from Lower Saucon Township, going back at least four generations. He added that Young's Hill is named after his family. "I look forward to serving the people of Northampton County," he added.