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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Halloween parade to be held Oct. 28

The Lower Lehigh Lions Club spoke at the Sept. 5 Macungie Borough Council meeting about the upcoming Halloween Parade.

The parade will take place Oct. 28 and will begin forming 6 p.m. at the Eyer Middle School and Shoemaker School parking lots with the parade starting 7:15 p.m. The second annual fun run will start 6:45 p.m. and this year it will benefit the Friends of the Macungie Institute.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Norfolk Southern rental fees quadruples

The Aug. 30 meeting of Alburtis Borough Council began with a discussion of Norfolk Southern rental fees. The borough has a sewer line crossing under the railroad near the Main Street crossing.

The right to pass under the railroad was rented by the borough. The rent price has quadrupled to $1,700 for the upcoming year. Council wants to schedule a meeting with Norfolk Southern to make sure the rate would remain within a certain range for a number of years.

LMT PLANNING COMMISSION

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Hamilton Boulevard development discussed

The Aug. 8 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission focused on a pair of development projects on Hamilton Boulevard

The first project at 5374 and 5392 Hamilton Blvd. involved discussion about the zoning requirements as well as the parking lot and handicapped spaces. The planning commission also had questions about sight triangles on the property. Concerns also rose regarding the driveway on the property.

ALBURTIS BC

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Rain water drainage discussed

The Aug. 9 meeting of Alburtis Borough Council focused primarily on a drainage system installed on a resident’s property. The property in question belonged to Adam Hite and was in the Fields at Lockridge development. Hite had set up a pipe in an easement in the backyard between two storm drains in order to prevent stormwater building up in the back yard.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Public weighs in on Macungie Fire Department

The Aug. 8 meeting of the Macungie Borough Council took place in the Macungie Institute and focused primarily on the Macungie Volunteer Fire Department.

Attorney James F. Kratz, who spoke on behalf of the fire department, said he agreed with some aspects of the report on the fire department, but not everything it said. Part of the claim of alleged fraud had to do with Fireman’s Relief Fund money improperly used for insurance premiums.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Volunteers needed for Macungie Institute events

The Macungie Borough Council July 17 meeting began with public comments.

Resident Dennis Fritz was at the previous meeting to discuss reviewing a possible noise ordinance for the borough. Members of the police department and Mayor Gary Cordner looked into the ordinance and believed it was not necessary.

Council said noise complaints should go to the restaurant manager.

There was also a discussion about the Church Street traffic light and the crosswalks in the borough.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Roosters ruffling feathers in the borough

The July 12 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council began with a concern from a borough resident.

The resident in question was concerned about the recurring issue of roosters causing a disturbance in the borough. There was a discussion about an ordinance to deal with animal noise issues. The borough mentioned the police could be sent to deal with rooster issues.

LMT PLanning

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Impact of Orchard Road warehouse discussed

Schoeneck Road Development was supposed to be part of the July 11 Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission Meeting, but the applicant asked to be taken off of the agenda.

The planning commission discussed the Orchard Road Industrial Building during the meeting. The property is in an industrial zone and is 36 and a half acres in size. It is located at the intersection of Alburtis Road and Orchard Road. The proposed warehouse is over 160,000 square feet.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Noise ordinance discussed

The July 5 meeting of Macungie Borough Council began with a comment from borough resident Dennis Fritz. Fritz questioned if anything came of a noise ordinance that was in its early stages of planning a few years earlier. He was concerned about a possible noise violation from the Pub on Main. Fritz felt the issue could be resolved if there were a written list of rules or regulations so that new pub owners would not have confusion about the rules.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Truck traffic continues to be a problem

During the June 28 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, Police Chief Robert Palmer discussed the reccurring issue of truck traffic due to the increase of warehouses in the surrounding areas.

Members of council discussed the possibility of moving existing signs or placing new signs to help alleviate the issue. There was also discussion of working with Lower Macungie Township and other municipalities to solve the problem.