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MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Fire department certification form signed by council president

Macungie Borough Council’s June 19 meeting focused on the fire department and the budget for the Macungie Institute.

Council discussed a fire department certification form during the meeting. Questions had been raised about whether the form was signed by Council President Chris Becker.

It was revealed during the meeting Becker did sign the form during the Nov. 23, 2015, borough council meeting. The form was brought to the meeting by the fire chief and Becker was told the form had to be signed that night.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Proposal to close Ore Alley shot down

The June 14 meeting of Alburtis Borough Council involved the continuation of resident issues from previous meetings.

The first issue regarded a chicken coop causing both noise and odor issues for neighboring residents. After the last meeting, the borough sent a letter to the property owner in question. A neighbor attending the meeting stated the letter had an effect as the homeowner removed the rooster and is making a conscious effort to deal with the odor.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Residents concerned about roosters and chickens

The May 31 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council involved residents’ concerns regarding one of their neighbors.

Alburtis resident Kaitlin Hummel, along with her husband and a neighboring couple, spoke at the meeting regarding issues with another one of their neighbors. The neighbor in question is raising a rooster and approximately seven chickens in her backyard. This is causing issues with both noise and smell.

LMT PLANNING

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Schoeneck Road development postponed

The Schoeneck Road Development project was scheduled to have its conditional use hearing in addition to having its primary and final land development plans discussed during the May 9 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission, but the developers asked for a time extension.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Walnut Street grant,

The May 10 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council primarily focused on the Walnut street renovation project and the grant associated with it in addition to some topics pertaining to the fire department.

The borough had some good news when it found out it would be able to use its own workers for the Walnut Street Grant project. There was also a discussion about moving utility poles currently in the way of sidewalks which would be renovated. The cost of moving a utility pole is unknown.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Meeting scheduled May 22 to discuss fire department issues

Borough council announced there will be a meeting 7:30 p.m. May 22 to discuss recent fire department issues. The meeting will be held at borough hall.

A resident at the meeting had concerns about fire department training and certifications, specifically wondering who signed off on the training. The resident was encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting.

“This is an issue that will take a good deal of time and requires its own meeting,” Council President Chris Becker said.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Farmers Market opens May 18

Macungie Borough Council discussed the creation of two postcards announcing an open house at the Macungie Institute and the opening of the farmers market at the May 1 meeting.

The Macungie Institute event is scheduled 5 to 7 p.m. June 12. Postcards would be sent to local companies and organizations who might be interested in renting out a room in the Macungie Institute for an event.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Police chief reports on citations issued for truck drivers

The April 28 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council began with a report from Alburtis Police Chief Robert Palmer on enforcing truck routes in the area. Palmer said he has written about 80 citations in April for truck drivers not staying on the trucking routes. He also said there needs to be better signage for Congdon Hill Drive.

LOWER MACUNGIE

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

Residents speak out against development

The April 11 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission focusing on a possible warehouse development on Schoeneck Road was well attended by the public.

John Snyder and Matthew Curry appeared before the planning commission to submit a primary land development plan and have a conditional use hearing for the warehouse in question. The warehouse would be 200,000 square feet and would be located along Schoeneck Road and just south of Alburtis Road.