Beaver County Commissioners meet in regular session Thursday morning and will vote to formally approve Susquehanna Accounting and Consulting of Harrisburg as part-time financial administrator and supervisor of searching for a candidate to permanently replace fired budget director Ricardo Luckow. Dan Camp will vote yes, Sandie Egley, no and Tony Amadio will cast the deciding commissioner’s vote by telephone since he is home recovering from back surgery.
An analytical firm from Philadelphia has previously predicted hard times for the county’s finances, forecasting heavy losses over the next five years. The same firm predicted big losses for 2017 and that didn’t materialize. Commissioners chairman Camp says Susquehanna will do all the budget work and says to get the 2019 budget done before worrying about 2020. Egley says the county’s finances are in dire straights. No financial figures available to collaborate the talk.