The Feb. 21 meeting of Macungie Borough Council centered on a loan from New Tripoli Bank.
Council was looking to take out a $3,845,000 loan from New Tripoli Bank, which would be used to fund a sewer rehabilitation project. The ordinance required for the loan passed unanimously. Council President Chris Becker spoke about the importance of acquiring the loan.
“It’s something we needed,” Becker said. “We need to invest in our infrastructure,” he continued.
Alburtis Borough Council discussed the conditional use hearing for a multi-family home at 315 E. Stone Ally at the Feb. 22 meeting. The hearing involved two witnesses who answered questions about the project.
The first witness was Andrea Keeney, the principle owner of Jar Development LLC. She explained the property in question currently has an abandoned house on it which will be replaced by an eight unit apartment complex.
The Feb. 14 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission centered around development of the 3262 Schoeneck Road property.
The warehouse size on the property was reduced from 210 square feet to 200 square feet. Representatives of the property also agreed to reduce the steepness of the slope on the property and add a retaining wall along the back of the property.
The Feb. 6 meeting of the Macungie Borough Council began with an appeal from John Hayes, of New Tripoli Bank.
Hayes discussed the bank’s purchase of a set of properties on Buckeye Road and how New Tripoli Bank tries to target areas that will work well with community banking. Hayes said it is important for the bank to be partnered with the municipality.
The Feb. 8 meeting of Alburtis Borough Council began with the swearing in of a new part-time police officer, Joseph Britt.
The 25-year-old Britt graduated from the Lackawanna Police Academy and was in the Army National Guard for six years. His recent employment included the Slatington Police Department and Lehigh University. Britt also worked as a Allentown 911 dispatcher.
The Jan. 25 meeting of Alburtis Borough Council began with a report from Alburtis Police Chief Robert Palmer.
Palmer discussed hiring a part-time police officer. He explained it would not add a police officer to the force, but replaces an officer who left. The officer would average about two shifts a week. Borough council approved the new police officer.
The Jan. 16 meeting of the Macungie Borough Council, which took place in the Macungie Institute, began with the swearing in of several police officers and a junior council member.
There were four part-time police officers who were sworn in at the meeting: Alexander Smith, Anthony Campanel, Michael Marshal and Kyle Fisher. Members of the new officers’ families were also in attendance.
The Jan. 17 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission was a joint meeting with the Macungie Borough Planning Commission.
The meeting began with the discussion of the second and third phase of the Stone Hill Meadows development.
The first phase of the Stone Hill Meadows development was approved in 2016. At the meeting, the project was presented by engineer Tom Dredge and attorney Jim Preston.
The Jan. 3 meeting of the Macungie Borough Council began with new junior council member Valeria Cordner taking her oath of office.
Cordner, whose father is Macungie Mayor Gary Cordner, is currently a senior at Allentown Central Catholic High School.
Mayor Cordner said Valeria is the borough’s first junior council member since 2001. He continued by saying he tried for three years to find a junior council member, but the applicants he found did not live in the borough.
The borough has a second junior council member, Renee Martin, who did not attend the meeting.
The Jan. 10 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission began with an adjustment of planning commission members after the retirement of Vice Chairman Irv Keister.
John Hammer joined the planning commission and member Brent McNabb took Keister’s position of vice chairman.
Maury Robert and Anne Bartholomew had their terms extended as chairman and secretary respectively.