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letter to the editor

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Resident deserved appointment

To the Editor:

It's a sad day when pettiness denies a committed citizen an appointment to a Lower Macungie Township volunteer service committee.

Ron Beitler has excellent leadership skills and would be a fine addition to any township committee. It seems the big egos of the majority of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners are easily pricked. They exhibit disdain for anyone who disagrees with their actions. Actions that have been consistently questionable.

President Ron Eichenberg is suspect of the most self-serving actions of all. As a realtor, Mr. Eichenberg has listed two township properties that are being sought by developers. These properties are the subject of discussion between the developers and the Board of Commissioners. Costing the taxpayers $50,000, improvements have been approved by the Board of Commissioners to make one of them more marketable.

On another property, a developer is requesting special exceptions be made to allow high density apartments in a commercial zone. On both projects, Mr. Eichenberg is positioned to make a great deal of money on the sale of these properties for developments that don't seem to be in the best interest of the township. The perception screams conflict of interest.

Ron Beitler deserved that appointment. Ron Eichenberg deserves to be replaced.

Jane Aylor Fretz

Lower Macungie Township