Township Manager Zach Cooperman read the public works report at the July 18 Lower Milford Township Supervisors meeting noting certain roads in the township are experiencing severe erosion due to recent flash flooding.
Chairperson Donna Wright mentioned she’d, “never seen flooding that high in certain areas ... a foot deep to cross.”
Flooding from the heavy rainfall caused severe damage on dirt roads. Severe gully and potholes have formed on the following roads; Pond, Scout, West Mill Hill, Schoolhouse, Bushman North, Janes Lane, Peach and Elm.
A debate over the hiring of an emergency management coordinator position occurred at the June 20 meeting of the Lower Milford Township Supervisors.
The May 29 Alburtis Borough Council meeting began with Alburtis Mayor Kathleen Palmer giving the floor to Alburtis Chief of Police Robert Palmer. The police chief asked council for permission to form accident reconstruction teams as other police forces have in the surrounding areas. There will be no extra costs to assemble these teams and Chief Palmer stated, “This is a win-win for everyone all-around.”
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman began his statewide listening tour with one goal in mind.
“It’s really about accumulating story after story of people across Pennsylvania as the justification for legalizing (marijuana) or for not … Lehigh Country is as important as Philadelphia, is as important as Juniata, as important as Erie and we’re going everywhere.”
Rev. Dr. Paul W. Knappenberger of Saint John’s United Church of Christ started the April 15 Emmaus Borough Council meeting with an appeal to the council. He requested changes to the zoning ordinance under section 306 and 402.II in regard to the allowed usage for places of worship.
Emmaus Borough Council met April 1 with a number of presentations and announcements.
First, thanks to the Emmaus Kiwanis Club, the Emmaus Ambulance Corps was able to purchase a specialized training mannequin at just under $1,000. Lt. Craig Deppe and Chief Jeff Hoffman thanked the Emmaus Kiwanis Club for the donation and said mannequins are extremely vital in practicing training techniques.