Higher rent is spurring Northampton County officials to investigate if the county should part ways with the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.┬áThe new location will cost $120,000 more annually in rent, which is an expense the county should not have to endure…Northampton County Councilman Kevin Lott said he recalls the current Marcon Boulevard location was renovated within the last 10 years and he wonders why such extensive renovations are now needed.