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Monday, December 11, 2017
PRESS PHOTO BY SHARON SCHRANTZCommissioners Doug Brown and Richard Ward are recognized for their entries in the recent “Taste of Soup” event at the Lower Macungie Township Library. Ward was considered “Soup King” and awarded a trophy at a recent meeting. PRESS PHOTO BY SHARON SCHRANTZCommissioners Doug Brown and Richard Ward are recognized for their entries in the recent “Taste of Soup” event at the Lower Macungie Township Library. Ward was considered “Soup King” and awarded a trophy at a recent meeting.

Lmt Board of commissioners

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by sharon schrantz Special to The Press in Local News

Plans for Taco Bell and Arby’s reviewed

There were two conditional use hearings at the Nov. 16 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

The first conditional use involved the plans for Taco Bell at 5374 and 5382 Hamilton Blvd. near the Hamilton Crossings Shopping Center. The plan is to combine the lots and build a fast food restaurant with a drive-thru and construct a two-story office building.

Construction on this site will consider traffic issues which will include Meadowyck Condominiums.

The other conditional use hearing was about Lot 5289 where an Arby’s will be adapted for an already established building. This construction is an effort by the township to preserve an older farmhouse.

A resident from Sweetwood Drive requested to subdivide his lot to allow for another house to be built neighboring his. This was approved.

The library and community center expansion project was approved by the commissioners.

The land development and final plan approval was approved for the CVS store at Route 100 and Willow Lane.

Alan Jennings, executive director of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley wrote a thank you note to Lower Macungie Township for the $10,000 contribution to the Lehigh Valley Regional Homeless Advocacy.

The long-awaited tax credit for municipal volunteer firemen and nonprofit emergency personnel was approved.

The 2017-2018 fee schedule for Lower Macungie Township was approved.

The 2018 budget was approved to be advertised.