Appeal Nos. 80-1-161, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173 and 174, from the Order of the Commonwealth Court at No. 2194 CD 1978; James C. Crumlish, Jr., Judge.
James H. McLean, County Sol., Loraine S. Tabakin, Asst. County Sol., Pittsburgh, for appellant in No. 161.
Alfred W. Crump, Jr., County Sol., Reading, for appellant in No. 169.
Robert L. Knupp, Asst. County Sol., Harrisburg, for appellant in No. 170.
Alan J. Davis, City Sol., Pauline Cohen, Chief Asst. City Sol., Philadelphia, for appellant in No. 171.
John R. White, County Sol., Gettysburg, for appellant in No. 172.
Paula D. Francisco, West Chester, for appellant in No. 173.
Alex L. Bensinger, County Sol., Stroudsburg, for appellant in No. 174.
Prince Altee Thomas, Deputy Atty. Gen., for appellees.
H. Reginald Belden, Jr., Greensburg, for Pa. State Association of County Commissioners, amicus curiae.
O'Brien, C. J., and Roberts, Nix, Larsen, Flaherty and Kauffman, JJ.