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.
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.
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 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.
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.
“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.
Before the regular meeting of the Lehigh County Commissioners Feb. 14, Director of General Services Richard Molchany during the General Services Committee meeting briefed the commissioners on the status of plans to consolidate Lehigh County’s and the City of Allentown’s 9-1-1 services.
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.
The soldiers in Lehigh County’s fight against the opioid crisis just got some sharp, new teeth which will allow them to attack a major source of the problem – the drug manufacturers.
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.”