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Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

Committee reviews fire department; findings reported

Macungie Borough Council’s May 22 meeting brought many answers – and many questions – to issues surrounding the Macungie Fire Department.

Council President Chris Becker acknowledged a special committee consisting of several current and former area firemen has met several times over the last two months in order to give a thorough review of the fire department’s assets. The committee was formed after the fire department wished to increase its $40,000 annual budget and is still currently reviewing the department.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

Policy could be created to rent borough hall

At the Jan. 3 Emmaus Borough Council meeting, there was a notable discussion centered around the proposed renting of borough hall. A local political club sought to rent the hall for a $50 fee.

Council Member Chris DeFrain was quick to point out that, if the council were to approve the rental without any guidelines, it would set a precedent that would force the borough to rent the hall to essentially any group wanting to use it for whatever reason.