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Monday, December 10, 2018

LEHIGH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Authority’s charter extension rejected

Lehigh County Authority’s effort to have its charter extended to 50 years collapsed April 11 when Lehigh County Commissioners voted 6-3 to reject a proposed amendment to LCA’s articles of incorporation.

The decision seemed to catch LCA’s CEO Liesel M. Gross, by surprise. Gross had spoken to the commissioners in support of the resolution.

“I want to know the path forward,” Gross said to commissioners following the vote to deny the amendment extending the water and sewer authority’s charter.

UPPER MILFORD Twp. SUPERVISORS

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Residents raise concerns about neighboring property

A swarm of aggravated neighbors attended the April 5 meeting to ask Upper Milford Township Supervisors for help with cleaning up a nearby neighbor’s property and taming the neighbor’s activities.

They didn’t get any help, but they did get some free advice: fill out a form with the zoning and code compliance officer.

“It’s a process,” Supervisor Daniel Mohr explained.

Once the zoning officer makes a report, then the supervisors may refer the matter to a magistrate.

Supervisor Joyce Moore suggested the residents could also go to a magistrate directly.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Anti-discrimination wording a concern

Business hit a speed bump Feb. 27 when county commissioners attempted to approve a couple of professional services contracts. Commissioner Amy Zanelli objected to the boilerplate anti-discrimination provisions of two proposed agreements – one with Election IQ LLC and another with Alfred Yacoub, Esquire for professional services with the County of Lehigh.

Zanelli, elected in 2017 from District 3 to her commissioner office, noted the proposed contracts did not contain language that protects “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability.”

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Vera Cruz egg hunt March 31

Upper Milford Supervisors are looking for an emergency management coordinator, but no one appears to want the job.

The job is currently being done by Emergency Management Deputy Jim Krippe, but according to Township Manager Bud Carter speaking after the March 15 meeting, no one has applied for the top job.

Supervisor Daniel Mohr announced the Vera Cruz Community Association will host an Easter egg hunt 1 p.m. March 31 at Mystic Chain Park.

Anti-discrimination wording a concern

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Business as usual hit a speed bump Thursday when county commissioners attempted to approve a couple of routine professional services contracts. Commissioner Amy Zanelli objected to the boilerplate anti-discrimination provisions of two proposed agreements—one with Election IQ LLC and another with Alfred Yacoub, Esquire for professional services with the County of Lehigh.

Executive touts Valley economy

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

In first county address, Armstrong praises administration, businesses

“Please know that I am so very humbled that the voters trusted me to manage our county over the next four years,” Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong said, addressing a crowd of county officials, politicians or their representatives and other guests Feb. 22 during his State of Lehigh County address.

Armstrong, speaking at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, introduced his remarks by assuring the attendees he and his administration are interested in putting progress over politics.

UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Fair District PA urges resolution about gerrymandering

Pennsylvania’s infamous “Goofy Kicking Donald Duck” 7th Congressional District, often referred to as the most well-known case of gerrymandering, would have to have a new caption if Fair Districts PA would have its suggestions implemented.

Fair Districts PA representative Terry Schettini urged the Upper Milford Township Supervisors Feb. 1 to pass a local resolution expressing support of revamping the manner in which political maps are drawn in Pennsylvania.

UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

Friday, January 26, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Accolades given to retiring manager Daniel DeLong

After 37 years of service to Upper Milford Township, Daniel DeLong was honored by friends, relatives and government officials Jan. 18 during the regular supervisor’s meeting.

Township Supervisor Daniel Mohr was the first of the government officials to congratulate DeLong with a commendation commemorating his service. Mohr recounted some of the memorable shared escapades, like the time DeLong handed Mohr a metal tape then made contact with an “electric cow fence.”