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.
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.