Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong attended the Feb. 20 Lower Milford Township Board of Supervisors meeting. Armstrong comes out once a year to every township meeting in the rural areas to spread news of what’s happening in Lehigh County.
At this meeting, he discussed the importance of the upcoming census. “For every person not accounted, the county will lose $2,093 per year .. during the 2010 census, it was estimated 30 percent of the population was unaccounted for,” Armstrong said.
The Lower Milford Township Supervisors met Feb. 20 for the regularly scheduled meeting where Supervisor Chair John Quigley made a statement regarding the actions of Supervisor Ellen Koplin following events that occurred at the Feb. 6 workshop meeting.
The Lower Milford Township Supervisors’ workshop meeting Feb. 6 was full of tension and numerous executive sessions throughout the night. In a meeting to hear public comments and go over a small amount of township items, the meeting spanned over two hours, primarily debating township roles and vendor relations.
The Jan. 6 Lower Milford Supervisors meeting was conducted in two-parts; the first was the reorganization meeting, the second was the regular meeting as scheduled.
The reorganization meeting began with the changes to the board. Introduced at the December 2019 regular meeting, Ellen Koplin was formally recognized as a supervisor for Lower Milford Township and took her place on the board. Following her recognition, the nomination and appointment of the chairperson for the board of supervisors was decided.
The Veterans Day event at Kospia Farms was an afternoon of remembrance, good food and a welcoming community. Maureen and Barry Kospia run Kospia Farms, a 26-acre nursery Barry Kospia’s family has owned since 1969. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the farm located in Alburtis.
“The focus was always selling nursery products and doing landscaping and hardscaping, which we continue to do,” Maureen Kospia said. “But about five years ago, we reinvested in the farm to bring in retail components into our buildings.”
The Oct. 17 Lower Milford Township Supervisors meeting began with the approval of last month’s minutes and a quick recap of the fall festival by Chairperson Donna Wright.
Wright reported 65 vendors and 2,500 people attended the Lower Milford Fall Festival. The festival was highly praised, with smiles and nodding heads around the room. Wright described the day as very impressive. She attended to help at her sister’s alpaca booth.
Lower Milford supervisors focused on two upcoming ordinances at the Sept. 19 meeting. Township solicitor Mark Cappuccio conducted an open hearing after all agenda items were moved.
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.