An appreciative crowd was on hand at the June 1 Upper Milford supervisors meeting, where the principal agenda item was a ceremony and reception honoring Henry Kradjel for his decades of service to the township. Kradjel has announced he is retiring from the planning commission, of which he has been a member for 44 years.
Supervisors Chairman George DeVault presented a proclamation to Kradjel which noted his years on the planning commission, as well as having served as the township zoning officer in the 1980s and a term as supervisor 2004 to 2010.
Don’t forget Mother’s Day May 14. I consider this a Hallmark holiday, but I am nevertheless disappointed if my sons don’t at least call me.
Celebrate the season at Springfest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 at Salem United Methodist Church, 6440 Powder Valley Road, Zionsville. Featured will be a light lunch and homemade baked goods to purchase, as well as flea market items and a variety of flowers, including hanging baskets, for sale.
This event will be held rain or shine in the enclosed pavilion. For more information, contact 610-965-6796.
Kay Builders’ plans for developing the Kohler tract occupied most of the April 20 supervisors meeting. Potential problems with stormwater runoff were the main concern of both supervisors and the dozen or so residents in attendance. Kay is proposing a residential development with 81 townhouses and 44 twin homes.
Upper Milford supervisors reluctantly gave final approval to plans for the Chestnut Street Wellness Center at the April 6 meeting. The vote was 2-1, with supervisors Chairman George DeVault opposed.
The plans for the center had been a topic of lengthy discussion at a meeting last month, with traffic at the entrance to the center a major concern.
Happy Easter! Easter is late this year, April 16, so the chances of nice weather are good.
Check your church’s listing in this newspaper for the schedule of Easter services.
If you have young children or grandchildren, bring them to one of several Easter egg hunts scheduled locally.
Salem Bible Church will hold a community Easter egg hunt 2 p.m. April 9 at the church, 8031 Salem Bible Church Road, Upper Milford Township. The event is for 1- to 10-year-olds and will feature more than 5,000 eggs and prizes. The rain date is April 15.
Discussion of the proposed Chestnut Street Wellness Center plan dominated the March 16 Upper Milford Township supervisors’ meeting. The center is being proposed by Pro-Cere Constructors LLC on the site of the former Blue Butterfly Tea Room and gift shop.
The plans are to remove the tea room building and add on to the existing gift shop building. The center would be occupied by two physicians. The main concern of both supervisors and the township planning commission in its recommendations is the location of the entrance to the center.
Representatives of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission presented a draft of the new Southwestern Lehigh County comprehensive plan to Upper Milford supervisors last week.
There is still time to get tickets to enjoy a “Nite at the Races” and basket raffle March 11 at the Alburtis Area Community Center, 220 W. 2nd St., Alburtis. This fun event is sponsored by the Emmaus Lions Club. Doors open 5 p.m. and the first race runs 6:30 p.m.
Your donation buys you a fun evening of races, food, wine, beer, coffee and soda and door prizes. The food includes, meatballs, hot roast beef, sausage sandwiches, broasted chicken, a variety of salads, snacks and desserts.
Upper Milford supervisors last week announced the appointment of Edward A. (“Bud”) Carter to the position of assistant manager.
Carter, chosen from 60 applicants, will start work in the township March 7. He replaces Tim Haas, who resigned in December.
Carter was public works director in Marlborough Township, Montgomery County, where he has been employed for 21 years.
Upper Milford supervisors at their Feb. 16 meeting tabled action on Phase 1B and 2 of the Fields at Indian Creek, after expressing frustration with the many changes the developer, Kay Builders, has made to the plans.
“I’ve had it with this whole entire plan,” Supervisor Robert Sentner complained regarding the proposed 55 and over community with more than 200 homes and townhomes.
Sentner twice made motions not to accept the plans for the two phases, but both motions died for lack of a second.