Lambertville residents Steve Stegman and Benedetta Lambert have officially announced their intent to run for Lambertville City Council in the upcoming Democratic Primary.
The pair last week filed petitions allowing them to appear on the June 2 ballot.
Stegman and Lambert say they’re stressing unity as one of the underlying themes of their campaign.
“The unique and dangerous threat that COVID-19 poses to our well-being and Lambertville’s way of life may seem insurmountable at times,” said Stegman. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our residents and first responders and wish a speedy recovery to those who are diagnosed with this virus. Stay put and stay safe.”
“Now is not the time to point fingers at our sitting elected officials as they address the needs of our residents,” commented Lambert. “We need to take advice from the experts and follow the direction of our healthcare professions. Over the next couple of months, Steve and I are looking forward to talking to residents about where we stand on the challenges currently facing our city and welcome your input to find solutions that protect our city’s rich history and keep Lambertville an affordable place to live.”
A former city councilman for 17 years, Stegman opened his first store, Boomerbilia, in town in 1986. It later became the largest collectible emporium in the northeast, known as the “5 & Dime.”
Benedetta Lambert has lived in Lambertville for the past 35 years with her husband, Russ Lambert, a 13th-generation member of the Lambert family, and their son, Russell Jr.
April 1st Meeting of Bucks County Commissioners
Item 12b – Commissioner Harvie advised that the commissioners have been receiving questions from citizens and local municipalities regarding the impending deadline for municipal and county property taxes. The commissioner explained that the discount rate if taxes are paid by April 30th is 2% but the penalty for paying after June 30th is 10%. Therefore, after consulting with county staff as well as the Bucks County Association of Tax Collectors, the commissioners have decided to move the penalty date back thirty days from July 1st to July 31st. The commissioner clarified that the discount date will remain April 30th. This extension of the penalty date is for county taxes only but the commissioners are recommending that the municipal tax penalty deadline be moved as well.
Commissioner DiGirolamo motioned to approve items 12a & b, which was seconded by Commissioner Harvie and approved with a vote of 3-0.