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Friday, October 19, 2018

Kevin Lott Appointed to NorCo Council

Exec Lamont McClure and Kevin Lott
By a 8-0 vote, Hellertown resident Kevin Lott was appointed by NorCo Council last night to serve the remainder of Ken Kraft's term as the District One representative. District One includes Bethlehem, Freemansburg, Hellertown and Hanover Tp. Kraft, who was serving as Council's President, abruptly resigned on October 4 to take a new position with the County as the Public Safety Deputy Director of Corrections.

The only concern about Lott is that he is a member of Hellertown Borough Council. Council member Bob Werner asked Lott if that presents a possible conflict of interest.

If it does, it doesn't anymore. Lott produced a letter containing his resignation from Hellertown Borough Council.

Lott was the sole applicant.

He is the business agent of the Lehigh Valley Carpenters Union who also serves as a member of Pennsylvania's Uniform Commercial Code Review and Advisory Council. He also is a board member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

Lott was instrumental in the 2015 prosecution of Bethlehem construction firm Salukas and White for defrauding workers of decent wages and the government of taxes by deliberately misclassifying employees as subcontractors. Lott accused the firm of "exploiting people" who will end up on welfare when they turn 65 because they will be unable to collect social security. "It's a shame on every level."

He sued over the P3 bridge project, but withdrew his challenge.

A lifelong resident of Hellertown, Lott's older brother died unexpectedly when he was a teen. The following year, his father died suddenly. The next year, his mother developed cancer, and the family fell on hard times. He said that people in Hellertown would deliver groceries and provide work and kind words. Then John Savitske introduced him to the Carpenters Union.


Ken said...

Congratulations to Kevin Lott on his appointment.
The County is in good hands with Mr. Lott on council
Thanks for stepping up and good luck to you

Anonymous said...

Only 8, who was missing? Did someone go to a party?

Bernie O'Hare said...

9:49, Duh, Ken Kraft was missing. He resigned. Only eight left.

Anonymous said...

Need to make sure the unions stay represented on council!

Bernie O'Hare said...

He’s very personable and down to earth and understands what it’s like to do without.

Anonymous said...

Was there any update on the Gracedale Forensics Center and Morgue?

Anonymous said...

Looks like that Bob Ryan guy has begun his Friday night boozing, lol

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Was there any update on the Gracedale Forensics Center and Morgue?"

I know three sites are being considered. It is logical to conclude it will be on county-owned land. Beyond that, you are guessing.

Anonymous said...

Wait, he is a white male. Can the Dem women on council handle that?

Anonymous said...

Heard the three sites are Louise Moore Park, Gracedale and St. Likes Anderson Campus. Anderson would be the best overall. Great location, accessible and a benefit to hospital and county. Louise Moore park is just dumb and the worst spot.

Anonymous said...

its in the park now you idiot

Anonymous said...

And that is just dumb you idiot!

Anonymous said...

Can he help Northampton County become as great as Lehigh County ?