Alburtis Borough Council discussed a new thermal imaging camera for the Alburtis Police Department at the Oct. 12 meeting.
Council voted to approve the purchase with two main options considered. The standard version of the camera cost $4,995, while there was an upgrade that cost an additional $1,312 for a total of $6,307. The upgrade offered an increased resolution, but council decided to purchase the standard version.
The first business discussed at the Sept. 28 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council was the appointment of a new councilperson to replace Councilwoman Peg McCormack who retired and attended her last meeting Aug.31.
There were four candidates present at the meeting but only two were nominated. Council President Ronald DeIaco said all four of the candidates would be able to perform the duties of the position.
“This is the most qualified group of people I’ve seen in a long time,” DeIaco said.
The Sept. 14 Alburtis Borough Council meeting featured a presentation by William Papp, of Boy Scout Troop 86 from Alburtis, regarding his work renovating a local hockey court.
The renovation of the court, located off Second Street in Alburtis, is Papp’s Eagle Scout project. Papp said he started the project early in August. He explained he and his volunteers did not get far on the first day and had to split into groups to work more effectively. Papp and his volunteers have made a lot of progress so far in September.
The Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission meeting Sept. 13 had three land development projects on the agenda, but the meeting was shortened when representatives from two of the three projects did not speak as planned.
First to speak were Tim Siegfried and Brian Spray, who were representing Signature Personal Care and Memory Care, a senior living center planned to be built in Lower Macungie Township on part of the former Lower Macungie Middle School property.
The Alburtis Borough Council meeting Aug. 31 primarily focused on the Conditional Use Application of Liberty Property Limited Partnership.
Council approved the Conditional Use Application and the only objection from Councilman John Aleszczyk was in regard to increased truck traffic in the surrounding area.
“I am not in favor of all the plans for the truck volume. Our roads can’t handle the traffic,” Aleszczyk said following the meeting.